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 12, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

This week: a sneak peek at the PEN World Voices Festival; Albertine and independent bookstores launch French Corners; & reading recommendations.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

American Authors Discuss Writing and Political Activism with French Minister

By Kimberly Corliss

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.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Albertine Books in French and English Available Across the U.S.

By French Culture

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.

FEBRUARY 6, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

The latest Kundera novel will be published in English this June, Author On Tour Jean-Christophe Rufin is named the president of the Prix du Livre Inter, and an original Hergé sells for 2.5 million euros. Plus: a reading recommendation.

JANUARY 30, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Paris prepares for its Salon du Livre, the Prix des Deux Magots Winner is announced, and critics are praising the recently released "Happy Are the Happy."

JANUARY 23, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

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.

JANUARY 22, 2015

And the French Voices Grand Prize for 2014 goes to...

By Charlotte Groult

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!

JANUARY 9, 2015

French Voices Grantee Seeks American Publisher

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

One of our 10 Grantees for the 2014 French Voices Award is looking for an American Publisher: "Cent vingt et un jours", by Michèle Audin, translated by Christiana Hills and published in France in 2014 by Gallimard.

JANUARY 8, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Heartening messages of solidarity in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, updates on the recently released Soumission, and a first look at the rentrée littéraire d'hiver

JANUARY 2, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Thomas Piketty refuses the Légion d'honneur, the Académie française gains a new member, and The Little Prince is adapted for film.

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