MARCH 16, 2012

The Publishing World Gathers in Paris for the 2012 Salon du Livre

By French Culture

For five days in March, Paris will move to the rhythm of the international publishing industry...

JANUARY 24, 2012

Art Spiegelman Heads the 39th International Angoulême Comics Festival

By French Culture

The President of the 39th Angoulême International Comics Festival from 26 to 29 January 2012 will be the great American artist Art Spiegelman. Author of Maus (and designer of the official festival poster) Spiegleman will be honored with a retrospective of over 200 works (he provided exclusive drawings for the event.)

NOVEMBER 14, 2011

Franzen’s Freedom and other Highlights from the 'Rentrée Litteraire'

By French Culture

The French publishing season, known in France as the 'Rentrée litteraire', is condensed into a short three month run from August to early November. During this period, all French and foreign titles are published, a total of 654 in 2011.


Britney Spears, a French Literary Star!

By French Culture

One of the highlights of the (very) French "rentrée littéarire" is, Le Ravissement de Britney Spears, the new novel by the magnificent Jean Rolin, published by POL. The story unfolds in Los Angeles where a secret agent has been sent by the French police in search of… Britney Spears.

JULY 7, 2011

Literary Translation: A French-American (Love) Affair?

By French Culture

Good news! The number of French books exported to the US increased by 4.1% in 2010, according to the professional newspaper Livres Hebdo. This means that it will be easier than usual for Americans to discover works of foreign literature, a pleasure that would not be possible without the work of an international community of translators.

JULY 2, 2011

L'Oliver: A Twenty Year Old Tree

By French Culture

In February 1991, the publishing house L’Olivier published its first book: Une saison ardente, a French translation of Richard Ford’s famous novel Wildlife.

JUNE 10, 2011

Tomi Ungerer: An Alsatian New Yorker!

By French Culture

Legendary French children’s book author Tomi Ungerer is back to NYC!

MAY 27, 2011

24th Annual Translation Prize

By French Culture

On May 23rd, 2011 the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation awarded their 24th Translation Prizes for English translations of French prose published in 2010.

MAY 24, 2011

The Times They are a-Changin'...

By French Culture

On May 24, Bob Dylan will turn 70 and the hype is huge, not only in the US but also in France where many special publications are scheduled to be released for the occasion...

MAY 24, 2011

Graphic Novelist Ludovic Debeurme at the 2006 Pen World Voices Festival

By French Culture

Graphic novelist Ludovic Debeurme got his breakthrough in 2006 with the release of Lucille, a captivating story that won the René Goscinny Prize and was named one of the five “Essential” graphic novels of the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

FEBRUARY 14, 2011

PUBLIC ENEMIES: Dueling Writers Bernard-Henri Lévy and Michel Houellebecq Take on Each Other and the World

By French Culture

They may not have quite the same look (military parka vs. white shirt), but Michel Houellebecq and Bernard-Henri Levy are both genuine French "stars" all too familiar with media and controversy …