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The French Social Sciences and Humanities in Translation

In 2014, the Institut Français commissioned a study on the international circulation of works in the social sciences translated from the French. Centered on the importation of French authors into the markets of three countries—the United States, the United Kingdom, and Argentina—the study analyzes trends in, and obstacles to, translation, and provides recommendations to increase translations in the humanities.
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And the French Voices Grand Prize for 2014 goes to...

On January 21, the French Voices Ceremony - presided this year by Honorary Chair Rick Moody - took place for the second time and awarded our ten grantees for 2014. Among them, one has been elected by the French Voices Jury to be the recipient of the 2014 Grand Prize. Check it out!
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Guys Like Me

Dominique Fabre, born in Paris and a lifelong resident of the city, exposes the shadowy, anonymous lives of many who inhabit the French capital in a quiet, subdued tale. Set in palpably real Paris streets that feel miles away from the City of Light, "Guys Like Me" is a stirring novel of regret and absence, yet not without a glimmer of hope.
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There Are Two Sexes: Essays in Feminology

"Two Sexes" introduces to English-speaking readers the French psychoanalyst Antoinette Fouque, who cofounded the "Mouvement de Libération des Femmes" (MLF) in France in 1968. An invaluable title to understand how this intellectual and political puzzle was formed by what was called "French Feminism" some decades ago.
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French Books USA: Week In Review

Heartening messages of solidarity in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, updates on the recently released Soumission, and a first look at the rentrée littéraire d'hiver
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The Wound

Throughout the acclaimed French writer Laurent Mauvignier's novel, we realize that the Algerian War, always present, always repressed, has sickened the emotional and moral life of everyone it touched — and France itself, perhaps. Wounded men become the wound itself.
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Top 10 French Books of the Year—Book Department Picks

It probably won't come as a huge surprise that here at the Book Department, one of our favorite things about the holiday season is having more time to read. If you're still wondering what books to check out this winter, look no further. We've compiled our picks for the year's top 10 titles, from psychological thrillers to beaux livres, from the more buzzed about titles to those critics may have overlooked.
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French Voices Award | 2014 Fall Session Grantees

We are delighted to announce the new grantees for the Fall 2014 session of our French Voices Award. Once again, it has been a fruitful year for translation. After reading through many outstanding texts, the French Voices Award's 15-member committee chose 9 titles (5 fiction and 4 nonfiction).
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10 French Books on US "Best of 2014" Lists

Quite a few French books are making "Best Books of the Year" lists here in the US. Wondering where to start? Read on for our (far from exhaustive) list of 10 titles in translation that won critics over this year.
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Marie-Monique Robin

April 12-25, 2015
United States
Marie-Monique Robin is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. She received the 1995 Albert-Londres Prize, awarded to investigative journalists in France. She is the director and producer of more than thirty documentaries and investigative reports filmed in Latin America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Robin is the author of The World According to Monsanto: Pollution, Corruption, and the Control of Our Food Supply (The New Press), Our Daily Poison: From Pesticides to Packaging, How Chemicals Have Contaminated the Food Chain and Are Making Us Sick (The New Press) and The Photos of the Century: 100 Historic Moments (Taschen), among other works.
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Estimated Translated Titles List for 2014 and 2015: First Look

The year is ending on a high note for the translation world—especially for French books. According to the list we've compiled from publishers and our own research, over 500 titles were translated from French to English in 2014. That's a 23 percent increase in translated titles since last year!