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.
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!
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.
We are proud to announce the 2014 recipients of the Hemingway Grant for this fall. Check out our new nine grantees!
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).
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.
The year is ending on a high note for the translation world—especially for French books. According to the list we've compiled from publishers and our own research, over 500 titles were translated from French to English in 2014. That's a 23 percent increase in translated titles since last year!