festivals

Minds in Migration

Sept 22, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Collège International de Philosophie present Minds in Migration: a series of debates on contemporary issues. Philosophers, novelists, artists, translators, journalists, social and political scientists alike will join the conversation and shed light on questions raised by these works.
festivals

Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
Curated by author, journalist, and cultural critic Greil Marcus, the Festival Albertine will take place from October 14th through 19th as part of the opening celebrations for the Albertine bookshop, providing a preview of the special events and cross-cultural programming that will take place at the venue year-round.
events

Minds in Migration: Words and Conflicts

Sept 22, 2014 | 7 pm
McNally Jackson
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Collège International de Philosophie present Minds in Migration: a series of lively debates on contemporary issue which will start with "Words and Conflicts".
authors on tour

Julia Deck

December 2-9 2014
United States

Julia Deck became an overnight literary sensation when Viviane was published in France in 2012.

news

French Books USA: Week in Review

This week in French book news: A major literary prize is announcedand classrooms incorporate cartoons into their lessons.
news

Festival America Kicks Off Its 7th Year This Week

Over 35,000 people and 40 French publishing houses are expected to converge on Vincennes, France for this year’s Festival America this September 11th through the 14th.
news

Albertine Books in French and English Will Open Its Doors on September 27

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York is pleased to announce the opening of Albertine Books in French and English, the new reading room and bookshop devoted to works in French and in translation on Saturday September 27.
new titles

Jewish Mothers Never Die

The mothers of some of the most illustrious Jewish men in recent history—Albert Einstein, Marcel Proust, Sigmund Freud, Woody Allen, the Marx Brothers—are chatting in heaven. The subject: their respective sons—and their undying love for their mothers.Written with a delicate touch, Jewish Mothers Never Die reveals in tender, funny, and searing portraits how some women continue to live through their children—even after death.
new titles

I Know a Bear

In this touching, hopeful story that reads like a modern classic, a young girl befriends a bear in the zoo. Using a gentle tone, spare language, and gorgeous illustrations, Mariana Ruiz Johnson reminds young readers that being a good listener is what makes for a good friend.
blog

Exploring Culture through Fiction

Even though we are all back to school and work, September is still an opportune time to mull on dreams of travel and keeping our minds open to exploring cultures and society through fiction.
blog

Stylistic Challenges

Both puzzling and exciting, these reads will have you scratching your head and itching for more: a one-sentence story, a fiction with missing letters and characters, and a plot told almost a hundred times.