Critics remember Abdel Hafed Benotman; the BnF turns 20; and the question of whether France is in need of a Grand Ecrivain National is raised.
On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira met with celebrated authors Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, and Dinaw Mengestu at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York for a discussion on the intersection of writing and political activism.
Albertine Books in French and English, which opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York, has just launched an accompanying online shop (albertine.com) offering the most comprehensive selection of French-language books and English translations in the United States.
Finalists and prize winners have been announced for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Prix Version Femina and the Angoulême Grand Prix. Plus, a list of 2014's top-selling authors of novels in France, and a new study on e-books in France.
On January 21, the French Voices Ceremony - presided this year by Honorary Chair Rick Moody - took place for the second time and awarded our ten grantees for 2014. Among them, one has been elected by the French Voices Jury to be the recipient of the 2014 Grand Prize. Check it out!