How can we address World War I a century later? As the centennial of la Grande Guerre approaches, French publishers are releasing a wide range of titles in all genres dealing with diverse aspects of the war.
On February 6th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE hosted the first French Voices Award Ceremony, with a special homage to the late publisher André Schiffrin. The French Voices Grand Prize Prize was awarded to translator Melanie Mauthner and Archipelago Books for Notre-Dame du Nil by Scholastique Mukasonga.
[FRENCH] Si la croissance des ouvrages numériques s'est stabilisée, l’ebook n’a de cesse de susciter toutes sortes de débats et d’initiatives. De plus en plus, il donne l’envie aux éditeurs d’investir ce marché des possibles.
In 2013, the Cultural Services’ French Voices grant has become the French Voices Award. This year, thanks to the large number of outstanding applications, 12 titles have been selected by an independent committee of professionals to receive the translation prize. These 12 recipients represent new trends in French fiction and underrepresented perspectives in French non-fiction. Discover the list of the fall session’s 8 grantees.
What’s on the horizon for 2014? Here's a sneak peek at our upcoming projects: Chicago will continue its series of webinars inaugurated by Julia Kristeva last year. Miami will host a francophone poetry cycle, while France-Atlanta will focus on digital issues...
authors on tour
Anne Portugal is a French poet who lives and works in Paris. She was born in Angers (Maine-et-Loire) and attended Paris 8 University. Her recent work Définitif bob, translated by Jennifer Moxley as Absolute bob (Burning Deck Press), has been the subject of considerable critical and popular interest. Burning Deck has also published Portugal’s chapbook, Quisite Moment, translated by Rosmarie Waldrop (2008).
authors on tour
Frédéric Gros is a professor of philosophy at the University of Paris XII and the Institute of Political Studies. He lives in Paris. Gros is the editor of Michel Foucault’s last lectures at the Collège de France. He has also written books on psychiatry, law, and war, including Foucault et la folie, Etats de violence and most recently, Le Principe Sécurité.
I must admit to having started several times before finally being able to enter the cathedral that is In Search of Lost Time, which was more like an impenetrable fortress for me at the time. Then one day, which I remember very clearly, I opened the first volume, and read it so avidly that I’ve often wondered why I had resisted for so long...
March 6-8 2014 | 7pm
NYU, CUNY Graduate Center and Columbia University
This conference, to be held in New York City on March 6, 7 and 8 2014, will focus on the role that money, economics, dépense, financial crises and equitable or unjust economic distribution have played in 20th and 21st century French and Francophone literatures, visual cultures, theatre, history, theory, translation studies and gender and ethnic studies.
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of Helen Tartar, editorial director of Fordham University Press. She's been instrumental in bringing French works to an English readership.
March 24, 2014 | 7pm
Maison Française of NYU
The purpose of this conference is to confront the texts of Camus on the death penalty and Derrida seminar devoted to the same question.