MAY 16, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

Georges Perec’s first novel; Recent New York Times book reviews of Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine and Jean-Paul Clébert’s Paris Vagabond; the surprise of this year's Goncourt du premier roman; On growing up gay: interviews with Édouard Louis and Abdellah Taïa; Publicity Internship available for July 1.

MAY 2, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

Celebrating Jean Genet's plays; interviews with Andreï Makine and Karim Miské; Olivier Wierviorka’s The French Resistance; the 2016 Best Translated Book Award shortlist and the 2016 Eisner Awards nominations; Michèle Audin on Oulipo and One Hundred Twenty-One Days; the Book Department is looking for an American communications intern to start July 1!

APRIL 25, 2016

Sandtown Murals

By Culture (Washington DC)

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to present the project Sandtown Murals led in partnership with CrossCurrents Foundation.

APRIL 15, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

Boulet nominated by the National Cartoonists Society; ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship application due April 22; Lyon hosted the international crime fiction festival known as the Quai du Polar; Livre Inter 2016 nominees include Edouard Louis’s Histoire de la violence, Jean Echenoz’s Envoyée spéciale, Marie Dorsan‘s debut novel Le Présent infini s’arrête, and Celle que vous croyez by Camille Laurens.

MARCH 31, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

James Ellroy makes a gift to France; seven Francophone titles on the Best Translated Book Award longlist; a goodbye to Alain Decaux; Riad Sattouf is first and foremost a cartoonist; many authors are awarded the Legion of Honor.

MARCH 24, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

Grieving through comics after Brussels attack; Albertine makes French books accessible throughout the US; literary prizes this week; new survey reveals French reading habits; Festival America 2016 invited authors announced.

MARCH 17, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

Alain Mabanckou delivers his first lecture at the Collège de France; Paris hosts the 36th annual Salon du Livre; Presses Universitaires de France bookstore has a new location and a new way to sell books; The French-American Foundation has announced their 2015 translation prize finalists; a new union for literary agents promotes and defends the profession in Francophone publishing; upcoming American releases; MEL Publisher aims to renew interest in living but under-appreciated comics artists.

MARCH 15, 2016

Albertine Now Offers 28,000 Ebooks

By French Culture

Albertine, the French Embassy’s reading room and bookshop in New York, is now offering a selection of nearly 28,000 high quality French language ebooks via its website, Albertine.com

MARCH 10, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

New from Patrick Modiano: In the Café of Lost Youth and Young Once; Maylis de Kerangal, Marie NDiaye and Fiston Mwanza Mujila all make the Man Booker International prize longlist; a new biopic about Louis-Ferdinane Céline; current issue of Words without Borders features Morocco and Fouad Laroui; George Perec's would-be 80th birthday.

MARCH 7, 2016

Translated Titles 2015

By Book Department

Thanks to the invaluable help of 1100 of our contacts in publishing, we have built a near-complete list of 2015’s titles in translation from the French, of which, as far as we're aware, there is no equivalent. The fact that this list is not exhaustive serves to show the sheer volume of titles published.

MARCH 3, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Book Department

Alain Mabanckou and Helen Stevenson win the French Voices Grand Prize for The Lights of Pointe-Noire; Andreï Makine is elected to the Académie Française; Muriel Barbery and her elves are profiled in the New York Times; the complete works of cartoonist Willem will be collected by the BNF; and the Trouville-Pavillon Augustine Prize will celebrate literature that depicts the sea and harbor cities.

FEBRUARY 29, 2016

10th Anniversary of French Voices Award

By French Culture

On Monday, February 29, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will host the 10th annual French Voices Award Ceremony, which honors translators and American publishers working to bring the best contemporary French writing to US audiences.

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