Free Jazz/Black Power published in English; Ideas Box finds unexpected outreach in Paris; Riad Sattouf's graphic novel sees U.S. release date and positive publicity; Milan Kundera's latest novel reviewed; James Baldwin's unpublished articles collected and compiled in new look at author's life.
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!
30 books, one every other day for the months of July and August: that seems like a reasonable goal for a bookworm's happy vacation, doesn’t it?
The original manuscript of Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal containing edits by the poet is published in France; the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair will welcome France as its guest of honor; second book of the graphic memoir series by Riad Sattouf makes it on French bestseller list; remembering author Jean Vautrin; and a biography of illustrator Tomi Ungerer is in the works.
A cartoonist's graphic memoir examines grief and trauma; European Commission opens antitrust investigation on Amazon e-book pricing contracts; over 700 librarians gather in Strasbourg for an annual conference; the French-American Foundation announces winners of it Translation Prize; and a recap of recent French literary prizes.
A meetup in NYC brings together French and American editors and publishers of comics; French Minister of Culture affirms French government's commitment to investing in the country's cultural resources; and Valéri Zenatti awarded Prix Libraries en Seine.
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.
Artists pay hommage to La Hune, the famous Parisian bookstore closing next month; new plans proposed to meet France's request for lower tax rate on e-books, 33 Days by Léon Werth is published in English for first time with introduction by his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Stéphane Mallarmé's translation and Edouard Manet's illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven; and BTBA shortlist announcements.