Modiano and Nothomb reviews in Publishers Weekly; Makine subverts totalitarianism with love; Working around Amazon's bookshop stranglehold; Literary impacts of France's immigrant and minority communities
Once again, 2015 is filled with a multitude of French translated books, for all tastes and ages, to escape or educate, to discover and learn. We hope you will get to meet your match by browsing those inventories we prepared for you, whether you are looking for a beach-book or something to read later on, by the fireplace!
Hitchcock defined suspense as “the state of waiting for something to happen.” When dealing with genre fiction, definitions come at a premium, and they are often replaced by a constantly evolving network of subgenres and special topics. We can, however, break down major categories and historical movements.
Badiou's Republic at the Festival d'Avignon; Thomas Piketty re-release: genuine interest or capitalizing on his popularity?; Finding women writers in translation; The Owner's Manual to Terrible Parenting released this month; French comics in English
Beckett festival and his life as a special operative during WWII; Why aren't the French producing as many philosophers in the 21st century?; Simone de Beauvoir gives dating advice; Books forgotten on airplanes; Kirkus highlights three upcoming children's books
Surprising as it may seem, some of the titles that were granted a French Voices Award in the past few years still haven't found their matching US publishers!
French Cartoonists Maëlle Doliveux and Philippe Squarzoni among winners at first Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Art Annual Awards.