MARCH 31, 2015

Online Events at Albertine Books April 2015

By French Culture

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.

MARCH 27, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Maryse Condé and Alain Mabanckou are finalists for the Man Booker International Prize; a screening of The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq; and PEN American Center to pay tribute to the staff of Charlie Hebdo.

MARCH 20, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

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.

MARCH 17, 2015

Economist Thomas Piketty at Albertine Books

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

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.

MARCH 13, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

France's stance on the author's rights; head of Hachette Livre reacts to the ban on a reduced e-book tax; new novel by Fred Vargas published; Thomas Piketty clarifies findings in a new paper; and Jean Vanier is awarded 2015 Templeton Prize.

MARCH 6, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

France’s reduced tax rate for e-books violates EU regulations; Programming for 35th Salon du Livre announced; and a bookstore in Lille celebrates crime fiction.

MARCH 2, 2015

Best of France at SXSW 2015

By French Culture

South By Southwest (SXSW), one of the biggest festivals in the US for film, music and digital technology, will gather around 300,000 participants in Austin March 13- 22, 2015. French professionals will not be left out.

FEBRUARY 26, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Critics remember Abdel Hafed Benotman; the BnF turns 20; and the question of whether France is in need of a Grand Ecrivain National is raised.

FEBRUARY 20, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Kindle Unlimited found to violate French e-book pricing laws; La Hune bookshop to close this year; and Recommended Reading.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

This week: a sneak peek at the PEN World Voices Festival; Albertine and independent bookstores launch French Corners; & reading recommendations.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015

American Authors Discuss Writing and Political Activism with French Minister

By Kimberly Corliss

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira met with celebrated authors Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, and Dinaw Mengestu at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York for a discussion on the intersection of writing and political activism.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Albertine Books in French and English Available Across the U.S.

By French Culture

Albertine Books in French and English, which opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York, has just launched an accompanying online shop (albertine.com) offering the most comprehensive selection of French-language books and English translations in the United States.

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