NOVEMBER 20, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Obituary: Abdelwahab Meddeb

By Maggie Love

Internationally renowned writer and scholar of Islamic studies Abdelwahab Meddeb died in Paris on November 6 after a months-long battle with cancer.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Translation Recommendations from French and American Journals: A Literary Salon

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Earlier this month at French and American Journals : A Literary Salon, the writers and editors of dozens of French and American literary magazines had the opportunity to share texts they would like to see translated from French to English, and from English to French. The texts are listed below, along with a couple of sentences by recommenders explaining the merits of each piece.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Prix de Flore winner is announced, Amazon and Hachette sign an agreement, and more in the latest Week In Review

OCTOBER 31, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

The winner of the Grand Prix du roman is announced, Mark Polizzotti writes about what it's like to translate Patrick Modiano, and "l'Obs" pays tribute to Daniel Boulanger.

OCTOBER 24, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Catherine Leroux is awarded the Prix France-Québec; the Société des gens de lettres re-thinks author revenue sources; and a new study on e-reading in France is out.

OCTOBER 17, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Musée d'Orsay launches a website dedicated to Sade, and the winners of the Prix de la Langue Française and the Prix François Mauriac are announced.

OCTOBER 2, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

This week, we remember Jean-Jacques Pauvert, check in on the translation industry and take a look at trends in the US and French literary markets.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Albertine opens its doors, L'Académie française announces nominees for its Grand Prix du Roman, and an original page from a 1938 Tintin comic is discovered in Belgium.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

This Week: Prix Médicis nominees are announced, the oldest bookstore in Paris finds itself in danger of closing, and Le Petit Prince makes the list of the 50 books that most influenced Facebook users.

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

Contest: Letters fom Nora to Joyce

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Artpress and EPhEP just launched an exciting contest inviting participants to imagine Nora's answers to Joyce's love letters.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Maggie Love

This week in French book news: A major literary prize is announced and classrooms incorporate cartoons into their lessons.

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