This week's literary news feature French children's novels stats in the US, a government reshuffle, treasures to protect, a journal and a book reviews, and ideas to develope francophone literature.
Thanks to Inculte’s work for the last decade, hybrid forms of literature, such as “documentary” novels have breathed new life into French novels.
Week after week, Amazon keeps on stealing the headlines: In response to the adoption of a law by the French Parliament that forbids free shipping on book orders (in addition to setting a 5% discount limit), Amazon has announced its plan to now charge clients a token sum of one cent (in euros) for deliveries.
On June 26th, French parliament members passed a law forbidding a combined 5% discount and free shipping on books.
With only 1% of fiction in translation in the U.S., quite a few books (not only French) remain unknown to the American audience. We decided to compile an extensive list of the latest award-winning French fiction and non-fiction books to be one day (hopefully soon) translated by American publishers.