French Books USA: Week In Review

Kindle Unlimited found to violate French e-book pricing laws; La Hune bookshop to close this year; and Recommended Reading.

Interview with Sam Arthur, Nobrow’s Managing Director

Nobrow - a British independent publisher for comic books and graphic novels - has just launched an application for Ipad, where you can access the publisher's titles and make your own Nobrow library. Read here our interview with Nobrow Managing Director Sam Arthur.

Albertine Books in French and English Available Across the U.S.

Albertine Books in French and English, which opened in September 2014 at the French Embassy in New York, has just launched an accompanying online shop ( offering the most comprehensive selection of French-language books and English translations in the United States.

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.

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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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.

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).

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.