Kettly Mars’s "Savage Seasons" describes a pivotal and painful period in Haitian history by weaving together two stories: the personal story of Nirvah and her family and the universal story of Duvalier’s dictatorial regime and its abuses.
May 30, 2015 | 11 am
A morning of reading and drawing with illustrator Pénélope Bagieu, who will tell the story of Edmond: la fête sous la lune.
May 2-30, 2015
Check-out Albertine's numerous and exciting weekly events!
May 23-31, 2015
Illustrator Kris Di Giacomo will be having several events in celebration of her most recent childern's book written with Matthew Burgess, "Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings".
A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.
French best-seller to be adapted for film by "Persepolis" author Marjane Satrapi, acclaimed French graphic memoir series "Arab of the Future" to be published in the US, and the works of Jean Echenoz.
Artists pay hommage to La Hune, the famous Parisian bookstore closing next month; new plans proposed to meet France's request for lower tax rate on e-books, 33 Days by Léon Werth is published in English for first time with introduction by his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Stéphane Mallarmé's translation and Edouard Manet's illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven; and BTBA shortlist announcements.
What is a space perceived outside of language? What is the form of a movement without perspective or goal? How do we engage with a world that is not our own, a world turned upside down yet truly common, where acting cohabitates with our actions and the unknown with our forms of knowledge?
Kamel Daoud receives the Goncourt First Novel Prize; Charlie Hebdo editors receive standing ovation at PEN gala; BnF opens an exhibition on the writings of Roland Barthes; and remembering editor Claude Durand.
On Friday, April 24th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Ukrainian Institute welcomed over 5000 guests, from 7pm to 7am, for A Night of Philosophy. We were thrilled to see such incredible enthusiasm amongst our guests and participants, as over sixty philosophers and artists fueled the 12-hour event with fascinating discussions and performances.
Arguments emerge in support of Freedom of Speech award recognizing Charlie Hebdo; French Voices winner to be pitched for film adaptation in Cannes; largest publisher of foreign literature in the US; international picture books celebrated in NYC; and an interview with a French philosopher on his guide to happiness.
authors on tour
Éric Fassin is a professor of sociology in the Political Science Department and co-chair of the Gender Studies Department at Paris 8 University. His work focuses on contemporary sexual and racial politics, including immigration issues, in France, in Europe, and in the United States – often in a comparative perspective. He is frequently involved in the French public debates on issues his work addresses – from “gay marriage” and gender parity, to the politics and policies of immigration and race, as well as the evolution of the left.