New Proust biography; indie publisher promises to burn their own books; Shakespeare in France; how The Second Sex changed the world; 21 Cardinals reviewed
Badiou's Republic at the Festival d'Avignon; Thomas Piketty re-release: genuine interest or capitalizing on his popularity?; Finding women writers in translation; The Owner's Manual to Terrible Parenting released this month; French comics in English
Beckett festival and his life as a special operative during WWII; Why aren't the French producing as many philosophers in the 21st century?; Simone de Beauvoir gives dating advice; Books forgotten on airplanes; Kirkus highlights three upcoming children's books
Surprising as it may seem, some of the titles that were granted a French Voices Award in the past few years still haven't found their matching US publishers!
French Cartoonists Maëlle Doliveux and Philippe Squarzoni among winners at first Society of Illustrators Comic and Cartoon Art Annual Awards.
Man Booker Prize to divide reward with translators; French Voices Award winners seeking publishers; Roland Barthes centennial celebrations continue in France and U.S.; Browser extension allows French Amazon users to find physical bookshops; Antoine Volodine in The Paris Review
Free Jazz/Black Power published in English; Ideas Box finds unexpected outreach in Paris; Riad Sattouf's graphic novel sees U.S. release date and positive publicity; Milan Kundera's latest novel reviewed; James Baldwin's unpublished articles collected and compiled in new look at author's life.
30 books, one every other day for the months of July and August: that seems like a reasonable goal for a bookworm's happy vacation, doesn’t it?
The original manuscript of Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal containing edits by the poet is published in France; the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair will welcome France as its guest of honor; second book of the graphic memoir series by Riad Sattouf makes it on French bestseller list; remembering author Jean Vautrin; and a biography of illustrator Tomi Ungerer is in the works.
A cartoonist's graphic memoir examines grief and trauma; European Commission opens antitrust investigation on Amazon e-book pricing contracts; over 700 librarians gather in Strasbourg for an annual conference; the French-American Foundation announces winners of it Translation Prize; and a recap of recent French literary prizes.