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.

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 13, 2015

The New Publication by Wilfried Zeisler: L'objet d'art et de luxe français en Russie (1881-1917)

By FRENCH CULTURE DC

The new publication by French curator Wilfried Zeisler, L’Objet d’art et de luxe français en Russie (1881-1917) Fournisseurs, Clients, Collections et Influences (French ‘Objets d’Art’ and Luxury goods in Russia (1881-1917) Suppliers, Clients, Collections and Influences), is an adaptation of his doctoral dissertation and is dedicated to the study of decorative arts in the context of political, social, commercial, and artistic interactions between France and Russia.

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.

FEBRUARY 6, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

The latest Kundera novel will be published in English this June, Author On Tour Jean-Christophe Rufin is named the president of the Prix du Livre Inter, and an original Hergé sells for 2.5 million euros. Plus: a reading recommendation.

JANUARY 30, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Paris prepares for its Salon du Livre, the Prix des Deux Magots Winner is announced, and critics are praising the recently released "Happy Are the Happy."

JANUARY 23, 2015

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

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.

JANUARY 22, 2015

And the French Voices Grand Prize for 2014 goes to...

By Charlotte Groult

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!

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