MARCH 3, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Alain Mabanckou and Helen Stevenson win the French Voices Grand Prize for The Lights of Pointe-Noire; Andreï Makine is elected to the Académie Française; Muriel Barbery and her elves are profiled in the New York Times; the complete works of cartoonist Willem will be collected by the BNF; and the Trouville-Pavillon Augustine Prize will celebrate literature that depicts the sea and harbor cities.

FEBRUARY 29, 2016

10th Anniversary of French Voices Award

By French Culture

On Monday, February 29, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy will host the 10th annual French Voices Award Ceremony, which honors translators and American publishers working to bring the best contemporary French writing to US audiences.

FEBRUARY 18, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Fariba Hachtroudi's English debut, The Man Who Snapped His Fingers; the 46th Brussels Book Fair celebrating francophone literature; reviews for Maylis de Kerangal's The Heart; UNESCO’s Jaime Torres Bodet literary prize awarded to Bernard Dadié; Angoulême may be home to a comics-theme amusement park.

FEBRUARY 9, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Muriel Barbery's new novel; the Académie Française has big seats to fill; The Millions' Proust Book Club; firsts in publishing and technology in France; NRF is online at last.

FEBRUARY 4, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Édouard Louis's new book attracts attention; more Angoulême awards; Eisner Award nominees announced; Colette film courts Keira Knightley; a play on Proust.

JANUARY 28, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

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.

JANUARY 25, 2016

Video: Festival Albertine 2015 Marks Albertine's First Anniversary

By French Culture

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.

JANUARY 21, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Thomas Piketty's new collection about the financial meltdown; Emmanuel Todd asks Who is Charlie?; Michel Tournier dies at 91; the French Ministry of Culture calls for a standard keyboard.

JANUARY 12, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

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.

JANUARY 12, 2016

Inaugural Nuit des Idées in Paris

By Amy Martin

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.

JANUARY 12, 2016

2015 French Voices Awards

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

2015 French Voices Award winners, all upcoming works in translation.

JANUARY 4, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

2016 book previews from The Millions and Brooklyn Magazine; Luc Sante talks about freedom in New York and The Other Paris; the Académie Goncourt selects two new members.

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