Festival Albertine

Oct 14 -19, 2014
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.


Minds in Migration: Untranslatables?

October 20, 2014 | 7 PM
Institute for Public Knowledge
As part of the Minds In Migration series: A discussion about Barbara Cassin (ed.)’s Dictionary of Untranslatables (translation edited by Emily Apter, Jacques Lezra & Michael Wood, Princeton University Press, 2014)

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.

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.

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.

Books for Busy Minds

Keep your mind alert and socially engaged with this non-fiction selection for Labor Day.

French and American Journals: A Literary Salon

Nov 7-8, 2014
Culture Services of the French Embassy
This fall, founders, directors, and authors of a dozen French publications will travel to New York to meet their American counterparts during the series “French and American Journals: A Literary Salon." With representatives from The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Inculte, Trafic, The Believer, Tin House, Nouvelle Revue Française, Socio, Esprit and more

Books, like You’ve Never Seen before

This Friday’s Summer Reads list pushes all sorts of boundaries. Everything from the passions of a butcher, a laconic account of unfinished or missing pieces, and asking your boss for a raise are all explored as topics in these unprecedented works.

René Manzor's "Les âmes rivales" and "Celui dont le nom n'est plus"

René Manzor's stories begin like an itch or a craving, then become viral and feverish, hooking you into a juggernaut of action, emotion and suspense that does not relent until its cathartic yet shattering conclusion.
authors on tour

Arthur de Pins

November 2014
US tour
Arthur de Pins is a French illustrator and comic book author, born in 1977. Before turning to illustration for advertising and media productions, Arthur de Pins began his career with cartoons and has made three short films, TV pilots, and character designs.
authors on tour

Barbara Cassin

October 17-November 1, 2014
US Tour
Barbara Cassin is Doctor of Philosophy and Emeritus Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. A program Director at the International College of Philosophy, she is also Director of its Scientific Council and member of its Board of Directors. After Michel Deguy and since January 2011, she has ensured its presidency.