APRIL 17, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Remembering French editor François Maspero; two Francophone authors nominated for Impac Dublin literary prize; Persepolis amongst most challenged books in US libraries; posthumous publication of Charlie Hebdo editor's book; and recommended reading: Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel Exquisite Corpse.

APRIL 10, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Best Translated Book Award candidates include six French translations; Algeria's Kamel Daoud; remembering Gerard Dhôtel; and Books & Books named PW Bookstore of the Year.

APRIL 2, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

A snapshot of the current state of the French book market; the past and future of the BnF; Charlie Hebdo cartoonist to publish book; and a festival in Lyon celebrates crime fiction.

MARCH 31, 2015

Online Events at Albertine Books April 2015

By French Culture

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.

MARCH 27, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Maryse Condé and Alain Mabanckou are finalists for the Man Booker International Prize; a screening of The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq; and PEN American Center to pay tribute to the staff of Charlie Hebdo.

MARCH 20, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

The 35th annual Salon du Livre is underway in Paris; the fight against higher TVA for e-books continues; the benefits of publishing a Nobel Prize winner; translation in order for Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel; and a survey on the most popular authors amongst French readers.

MARCH 13, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

France's stance on the author's rights; head of Hachette Livre reacts to the ban on a reduced e-book tax; new novel by Fred Vargas published; Thomas Piketty clarifies findings in a new paper; and Jean Vanier is awarded 2015 Templeton Prize.

MARCH 6, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

France’s reduced tax rate for e-books violates EU regulations; Programming for 35th Salon du Livre announced; and a bookstore in Lille celebrates crime fiction.

MARCH 2, 2015

Best of France at SXSW 2015

By French Culture

South By Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest festivals in the US for film, music and digital technology, will gather around 300,000 participants in Austin March 13- 22, 2015. French professionals will not be left out.

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

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.

FEBRUARY 20, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Kindle Unlimited found to violate French e-book pricing laws; La Hune bookshop to close this year; and Recommended Reading.

FEBRUARY 13, 2015

The New Publication by Wilfried Zeisler: L'objet d'art et de luxe français en Russie (1881-1917)

By FRENCH CULTURE DC

The new publication by French curator Wilfried Zeisler, L’Objet d’art et de luxe français en Russie (1881-1917) Fournisseurs, Clients, Collections et Influences (French ‘Objets d’Art’ and Luxury goods in Russia (1881-1917) Suppliers, Clients, Collections and Influences), is an adaptation of his doctoral dissertation and is dedicated to the study of decorative arts in the context of political, social, commercial, and artistic interactions between France and Russia.

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