Angoulême awards winners announced; Alain Finkielkraut is now Immortal; Maylis de Kerangal grafts poetic prose in The Heart; Ta-Nehisi Coates translated into French; Winter book season opens in France.
Albertine was founded just over one year ago on September 26, 2014. In this video, on the occasion of the opening reception for the second annual Festival Albertine on November 5th, 2015 in New York, Cultural Counselor Bénédicte de Montlaur, Albertine Director François-Xavier Schmit, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud, Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu, and American writer Francine Prose discuss Albertine's philosophy and its place in the New York cultural landscape.
The first Nuit des Idées in Paris; a translation of Voltaire and other enlightenment thinkers called Tolerance is released to commemorate the attack on Charlie Hebdo; reports are good for independant booksellers and "real" books in 2015; #WomenDoBD and win awards, thanks to the Prix Artemisia.
The Institut Français and Laurent Fabius, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, are hosting the inaugural Nuit des Idées—“Night of Ideas”—welcoming not only scientists, academics, and journalists of all types, but also the general public to the Quai d’Orsay on January 27th from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.