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French Books USA: Week In Review

Mathias Énard's "Compass" receives rave reviews and is shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Proust's complaints about his neighbor's love affair sold amongst a collection of French literary treasures, Literary world morns the passing of Miguel Abensour, and New accounts of French history published casting a different point of view on France's history
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The End of Eddy

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.
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Checkpoint

Suspense and tense interpersonal dynamics characterize this taut bestselling novel set in the world of international humanitarian aid by Jean-Christophe Rufin, a co-founder of Doctors Without Borders.
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Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists

We are thrilled to announce the three Albertine Prize finalists: Bardo or Not Bardo, Eve Out of Her Ruins and The Heart.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Nominees revealed for the Albertine Prize, Nina Leger receives the 2017 Prix Anaïs Nin, Celebration of International Women's Day, Alain Mabanckou and Mathias Énard long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize, and Gaël Faye's translation of Petit Pays and release of Irruption
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French Voices Grantees Seeking American Publishers

The French Voices Award honors both translators and American publishers for their work with the goal of creating a series of U.S.-published books representing the very best of contemporary French writing in every field. We believe that all 10 award winners currently looking for a home have the potential to touch American readers.
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Who You Think I Am

In a vertiginous play between fantasy and virtual reality, Camille Laurens relates the dangerous liaisons of a woman who refuses to give up on desire.
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Farhad Khosrokhavar

November, Exact Dates TBC
EAST COAST
Farhad Khosrokhavar is a Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences at the EHESS in Paris. An expert on contemporary Iran and Islam in France and the author of "Radicalization" (The New Press).
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Yanick Lahens

September 2017
US TOUR

Born in Port-au-Prince in 1953, Yanick Lahens is a major figure of Haitian literature today.  After attending school and university in France, she returned to Haiti, where she taught literature at the university in Port-au-Prince

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Édouard Louis

Octobre/November 2017
US TOUR
Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, in 1992, Édouard Louis is the author of two novels and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive, published in English by the Los Angeles Review of Books.
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French Voices Award | 2016 Grantees

We are delighted to announce the new grantees for the Fall 2016 session of our French Voices Award.