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 FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

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 FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

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

DECEMBER 19, 2014

Top 10 French Books of the Year—Book Department Picks

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

It probably won't come as a huge surprise that here at the Book Department, one of our favorite things about the holiday season is having more time to read. If you're still wondering what books to check out this winter, look no further. We've compiled our picks for the year's top 10 titles, from psychological thrillers to beaux livres, from the more buzzed about titles to those critics may have overlooked.

DECEMBER 19, 2014

Results for the Hemingway Grant Fall Session of 2014

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

We are proud to announce the 2014 recipients of the Hemingway Grant for this fall. Check out our new nine grantees!

DECEMBER 16, 2014

French Voices Award | 2014 Fall Session Grantees

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

We are delighted to announce the new grantees for the Fall 2014 session of our French Voices Award. Once again, it has been a fruitful year for translation. After reading through many outstanding texts, the French Voices Award's 15-member committee chose 9 titles (5 fiction and 4 nonfiction).

DECEMBER 16, 2014

The Myth of Simenon

By Charlotte Groult

Penguin Books has decided to publish the entire Georges Simenon's Maigret series unabridged in English for the first time. An ambitious and extensive launch for a highly prolific writer whose life may be as lengendary as his most famous character, the inspector Jules Maigret.

DECEMBER 15, 2014

10 French Books on US "Best of 2014" Lists

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Quite a few French books are making "Best Books of the Year" lists here in the US. Wondering where to start? Read on for our (far from exhaustive) list of 10 titles in translation that won critics over this year.

DECEMBER 12, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Kindle Unlimited is launched in France, French journalist Pascale Hugues wins the 8th European Prix du Livre, Lydia Davis interviews Dan Gunn, and more in the latest Week In Review.

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