SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Jeremy Albet

French Comics Framed Festival started on Monday and will last until December 5th ! Upcoming translation books by Francophone Women Writers. Nathalie Léger featured in the Paris Review Fall Issue. Sarah Kaminsky's biography on her father, an expert in forgery. The passing of writer, editor, journalist Gilles Carpentier at the age of 66.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Jeremy Albet

The Fall Publishing Season in France is marked by the return of most prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Goncourt, New York Times Review of Books promotes the upcoming release of four novels translated from French, Lithub spotlights the young writer prodigy Edouard Louis with his sucessful book "The End of Eddy Bellegueule", The success of Festival America in Vincennes.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

"French Comics Framed" Festival

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The French Comics Association is pleased to present the inaugural French Comics Framed, a monthlong festival devoted to highlighting the best work of Francophone comics artists and graphic novelists. The festival comprises an exhibition at The Cooper Union and a series of discussions around New York City. Most events are free and open to the public.

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

In Memoriam: Michel Butor

By Rebecca Pittel

An homage to French modernist writer Michel Butor, most famous for the novel La Modification, who garnered the high respect of his peers Sarraute, Simon and Roland Barthes, and also served as a source of inspiration to younger writers such as French novelist J. M. G Le Clézio and American poet John Ashbery.

AUGUST 8, 2016

How "Night" was Published in America

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

French Books USA shares literary agent Georges Borchardt's story of getting Holocaust memoir "Night," originally "La Nuit," published in the U.S., as we remember author Elie Wiesel, who died this July 2nd.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Yves Bonnefoy

By Rebecca Pittel

Yves Bonnefoy, the master of French poetry who was considered a leading contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away on July 1st in Paris, at the age of 93.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Maurice G. Dantec

By Rebecca Pittel

Maurice G. Dantec, who passed away on June 25th at the age of 57, was a visionary of dystopic crime fiction, a former punk musician who imbued his narratives with the same anarchic spirit that he had displayed on the stage.

AUGUST 2, 2016

New French Books in Translation this Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

As we look ahead to the fall’s book releases, the Book Department has inventoried 132 translations being published between September and December 2016.

AUGUST 2, 2016

A Preview of French Book Events This Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Book Department is pleased to present this fall’s upcoming events!

JULY 26, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The fight to save James Baldwin’s French home, “The hand of Montaigne” now online, Literary names move up in the Légion d’honneur, French comics at Comic Con's Eisner Awards, The Stranger graphic novel in HuffPost, Virginie Despentes’s Bye Bye Blondie rocks the U.S., Ben Jelloun book excerpt

JULY 8, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Rebecca Pittel

Passing of Yves Bonnefoy; Labrouste reading room to reopen; UNICEF Youth Literature Prize; Origins of the Proust questionnaire; Michel Houellebecq exhibit

JULY 5, 2016

Summer Reads

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Dear Francophile readers,

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