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.

APRIL 17, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Remembering French editor François Maspero; two Francophone authors nominated for Impac Dublin literary prize; Persepolis amongst most challenged books in US libraries; posthumous publication of Charlie Hebdo editor's book; and recommended reading: Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel Exquisite Corpse.

APRIL 10, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Best Translated Book Award candidates include six French translations; Algeria's Kamel Daoud; remembering Gerard Dhôtel; and Books & Books named PW Bookstore of the Year.

APRIL 2, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

A snapshot of the current state of the French book market; the past and future of the BnF; Charlie Hebdo cartoonist to publish book; and a festival in Lyon celebrates crime fiction.

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 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.

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