FEBRUARY 19, 2013

2012 Translated Titles List

By Rachael Small

As 2013’s new batch of books starts appearing on the shelves, we take a look back at the astonishing number and quality of French books in translation published last year in the United States. French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s anticipated The Patagonian Hare: A Memoir and Michel Houellebecq’s newest novel The Map and the Territory are two of the most revealing examples from a long list of exciting new literature.

FEBRUARY 1, 2013

40th International Comics Festival of Angoulême

By French Culture

Thursday, January 31, 2013 marks the opening of the 40th annual Festival International de la Bande Dessinée (International Comics Festival) in the French city of Angoulême, a center of the paper-making and printing industries since the 14th century.

DECEMBER 22, 2012

Better than a Gift?

By French Culture

Six books that make great gifts, compiled by the book department at the French Cultural Services.

DECEMBER 19, 2012

Seasonal Literary Prizes

By Marie-Camille Alban

The time-honored season of French literary prizes has come to an end. This year, the competition was fiercer than ever! We have chosen seven winners that we think are particularly outstanding. The style and stories of these authors will surely win over new readers for years to come.

DECEMBER 10, 2012

Five Favorite Titles from 2012

By Marie-Camille Alban

Cultural Attaché Laurence Marie and the Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy have compiled a list of top five favorite titles translated from French in 2012.

DECEMBER 9, 2012

Author Marc Levy Shares his Work with Floridians

By French Culture

French author Marc Levy recently traveled to Florida to participate in the Miami International Book Fair and French Week Miami 2012. At the Book Fair, Levy participated in a panel conversation with Rosecrans Baldwin...

NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Dorémus’ Bear Despair Among New York Times’ Best Illustrated Children’s Books

By French Culture

A frustrated bear goes in search of his teddy bear in Gaétan Dorémus’ irreverent children’s tale Bear Despair, which the New York Times has just named one of its ten Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2012.

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Fantastic Stories from New York's Past at the Brooklyn Book Festival

By French Culture

On the occasion of the Brooklyn Book Festival, French author and illustrator François Roca visited New York City to share his books with young fans...

JUNE 26, 2012

French Publishing Negotiates Between Screen and Printed Page

By French Culture

“There are two things you don’t throw out in France- bread and books,” Bernard Fixot, a French publisher, told the New York Times last week...

MAY 31, 2012

International Platform for Books

By French Culture

BookFrance (FranceLivre), an international platform for French books created by l’Institut Français and the Centre National du Livre (CNL) in association with the Bureau International de l’Edition Française (BIEF), is now online.

MAY 5, 2012

Assises du Roman: International Forum on the Novel

By French Culture

The 6th International Forum on the Novel (Les Assises Internationales du Roman 2012) opened last Monday night in Lyon with a conversation between writers Catherine Millet, Camille Laurens and Lydia Flem on “the question of truth.”

APRIL 24, 2012

Guy Delisle’s First North American Tour!

By French Culture

We are pleased to announce Guy Delisle’s first ever North American tour! At each stop from New York to Los Angeles, Guy will present his work with talks and book signing at bookstores and festivals.