authors on tour

Marie-Hélène/Sam Bourcier

November 5-17, 2016
US Tour
authors on tour

Vinciane Despret

October 29-November 8, 2016
US Tour
Vinciane Despret is currently Maître de conferences at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Liège, and at the Faculty of Anthropology and Social Sciences and Faculty of Psychology and Sciences of Education at the Free University of Brussels. Her first field work was in the Negev desert, where she explored the possibility of doing an ethology of the ethologists - similar to the anthropology of the laboratories Bruno Latour had proposed.
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Cyril Pedrosa

September 12-18, 2016
New York, Washington DC

Born in 1972, Cyril Pedrosa was interested in comics and drawing from childhood.

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Borderlands: Towards an Anthropology of the Cosmopolitan Condition

The images of migrants and refugees arriving in precarious boats on the shores of southern Europe, and of the makeshift camps that have sprung up in Lesbos, Lampedusa, Calais and elsewhere, have become familiar sights on television screens around the world. But what do we know about the border places these liminal zones between countries and continents that have become the focus of so much attention and anxiety today?
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The Song of the Dead

Written in the aftermath of World War II in northern France, where Reverdy was a partisan in the Resistance movement, "The Song of the Dead" is a remarkable document of dissociation and shattering, refraining from documentary or narrative in favor of revealing troubled states of soul.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Passing of Yves Bonnefoy; Labrouste reading room to reopen; UNICEF Youth Literature Prize; Origins of the Proust questionnaire; Michel Houellebecq exhibit
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Summer Reads

Dear Francophile readers,
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Sade on sale; author passings; Einstein, the graphic biography; Marguerite Duras’s Abahn Sabana David; side-by-side translations of Abdellah Taïa
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Gisèle Pineau

November 6-21, 2016
Miami Book Fair; Southeast
Gisèle Pineau has written several books on the difficulties of growing up as a black person in France. With her novel "La Grande dérive des esprits" (1994), Pineau became the first woman to win the Carbet de la Caraïbe Prize, while also winning the Grand Prix des Lectrices from ELLE magazine. Gisèle Pineau is also a jury member of the Prix Tropique and the Prix du Livre insulaire d'Ouessant. She received the Prix des Hémisphères-Chantal Lapicque in 2002 for her novel "Chair Piment".
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Introducing Blind Spot: French Science Fiction in Translation

By Julien Wacquez, editor of Angle Mort and Blind Spot« Science Fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity »
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault Visits the Cultural Services & Albertine Books

On June 9, 2016, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the Franco-American Children’s Book Publishers Conference, presented by the International Bureau of French Publishing (Bureau International des Editeurs Français).
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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.