JUNE 24, 2015

Barthes Vision - by the Institut Français

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

This year, Roland Barthes would have turned 100 years old. In order to celebrate, the Institut Français has imagined an original and creative way to gather Internet users around Barthes and see the world through his words.

JUNE 18, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

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.

JUNE 12, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

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.

JUNE 4, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Dany Laferrière is the first non-French citizen to join the Académie Française, Michel Houellebecq awarded BnF prize, and anticipated French translations to be published this month.

MAY 29, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

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.

MAY 22, 2015

Livestream Events at Albertine Books June 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.

MAY 21, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

French best-seller to be adapted for film by "Persepolis" author Marjane Satrapi, acclaimed French graphic memoir series "Arab of the Future" to be published in the US, and the works of Jean Echenoz.

MAY 15, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

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.

MAY 8, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Kamel Daoud receives the Goncourt First Novel Prize; Charlie Hebdo editors receive standing ovation at PEN gala; BnF opens an exhibition on the writings of Roland Barthes; and remembering editor Claude Durand.

MAY 4, 2015

Livestream Events at Albertine May 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.

MAY 4, 2015

A Night of Philosophy Recap

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

On Friday, April 24th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Ukrainian Institute welcomed over 5000 guests, from 7pm to 7am, for A Night of Philosophy. We were thrilled to see such incredible enthusiasm amongst our guests and participants, as over sixty philosophers and artists fueled the 12-hour event with fascinating discussions and performances.

MAY 1, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Arguments emerge in support of Freedom of Speech award recognizing Charlie Hebdo; French Voices winner to be pitched for film adaptation in Cannes; largest publisher of foreign literature in the US; international picture books celebrated in NYC; and an interview with a French philosopher on his guide to happiness.

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