Remembering French editor François Maspero; two Francophone authors nominated for Impac Dublin literary prize; Persepolis amongst most challenged books in US libraries; posthumous publication of Charlie Hebdo editor's book; and recommended reading: Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel Exquisite Corpse.
A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
The 35th annual Salon du Livre is underway in Paris; the fight against higher TVA for e-books continues; the benefits of publishing a Nobel Prize winner; translation in order for Jules Verne’s classic adventure novel; and a survey on the most popular authors amongst French readers.
French Economist Thomas Piketty was at Albertine Books last week to sign copies of his recent book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century". A best-seller both in France and in the US, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century", was one of 30 finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best books of 2014.