Spring Edito

It is a great pleasure this spring to announce the launch of the very first Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award honoring the best of French contemporary fiction in English translation. The ten shortlisted francophone titles have been handpicked by the Albertine staff with the hope of encouraging readers to discover newly translated works from France and the francophone world, which both in their quality and their diverse perspectives are a critical contribution to our cultural environment.

French Books USA: Week In Review

Mathias Énard's "Compass" receives rave reviews and is shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Proust's complaints about his neighbor's love affair sold amongst a collection of French literary treasures, Literary world morns the passing of Miguel Abensour, and New accounts of French history published casting a different point of view on France's history
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The End of Eddy

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different—“girlish,” intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.
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Suspense and tense interpersonal dynamics characterize this taut bestselling novel set in the world of international humanitarian aid by Jean-Christophe Rufin, a co-founder of Doctors Without Borders.
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Who You Think I Am

In a vertiginous play between fantasy and virtual reality, Camille Laurens relates the dangerous liaisons of a woman who refuses to give up on desire.

The Thomas Jefferson Fund Call is open!

The 2017 Thomas Jefferson Fund Call for Proposals is now open!


authors on tour

Marcelino Truong in New York

May 1 to May 7

About the author

Born the son of a Vietnamese diplomat in the Philippines, Marcelino Truong and his family moved to America, and then to Vietnam at the outset of the war, before going to London and Paris.


An evening with Adonis, winner of the Pen/Nabokov Award

May 3, 2017 | 6:30pm
Albertine Books

An evening of celebration and conversation with world renowned poet Adonis, winner of the inaugural PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.


French Books USA: Week In Review

Mathias Énard's "Compass" receives rave reviews and is shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Proust's complaints about his neighbor's love affair sold amongst a collection of French literary treasures, Literary world morns the passing of Miguel Abensour, and New accounts of French history published casting a different point of view on France's history

Pen vs Sword: Satire vs the State

May 6, 2017 | 7pm
St. Josephs College
Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning’s correspondent and journalist), Djiboutian novelist Abdourahman Waberi, Bosnian-born novelist Aleksandar Hemon, Russian and American journalist Masha Gessen, and others discuss state powers that often out-satirizes fiction.

The Radical Act of Drawing A Life

May 6, 2017 | 4pm
Drawing a life can be a radical act if you are a woman, an immigrant, or anyone whose experience exists outside of patriarchal norms.
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Glenn Gloud

Who is the mysterious Glenn Gould? Why did he abruptly end his career as a performing musician? Why did he become one of the very first of his peers to disappear from the public eye like J.D. Salinger?



French Waves on Pitchfork

French Waves has made the history of French electronic music come alive through its documentary, web series, international tour, and immersive website.

Emel Mathlouthi Announces Tour

Tunisian protest artist, Emel Mathlouthi, creates expansive electronic music paired with traditional Tunisian instruments and rhythms. On the heels of her new release, Ensen, she will tour Europe in April and the US in May.

Fête de la Musique: Wax Tailor / Her / Ayo / Ala.Ni

June 21, 2017 | 5 pm - 10 pm
SummerStage, Central Park
This year SummerStage welcomes Wax Tailor, Her, Ayo and Ala.Ni to celebrate the French "Fête de la Musique" on June 21, 2017. It is an evening of French contemporary talent and genres ranging from hip-hop to soul and pop.

Démos: Philharmonie de Paris enlarges access to culture

Launched in 2010 by the Philharmonie of Paris, DEMOS is an initiative aiming to give access to musical and orchestral education to children coming from rural and low-income communities.

CharlElie Couture to Perform in California

CharlElie Couture has not only made a name for himself as a talented singer/songwriter, he has also established an excellent reputation as a painter, photographer and producer. He will be joined by Karim Attoumane (guitar) and Blake Miller (accordion, banjo and violin) to perform new songs as well as his classic hits in a set of two-night engagements in Los Angeles at the Raymond Kabbaz Theatre on March 24th and 25th and the 26th and 27th at the Lycée Français de San Francisco.

Paris Combo on Tour

Paris Combo will perform across North America in February, beginning on the 11th in Arizona and continuing through the 25th near Boston. Along the way, the group will stop through City Winery venues in Chicago and New York (the 19th and 21st respectively), among other dates.

Visual & Performing Arts


Lyles & King presents "Bullet Through Glass"

Mar 25, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Lyles & King
From March 25-April 30, 2017, Lyles & King presents "Bullet Through Glass". The exhibition is composed of paintings, sculptures, and site-specific interventions by Thomas Fougeirol and Jo-ey Tang.

The 7th History of the Festival de l'histoire de l'art celebrates Nature and the United States

The 7th edition of the Festival de l’histoire de l’art will take place from June 2-4, 2017, in the town of Fontainebleau, in the park, at the château and on several sites in and around the city.

Collective Design presents "Waiting room: Noguchi/Stadler"

May 2, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design presents "Waiting Room: Noguchi/Stadler" at the fifth edition of the fair held May 3, 2017 to May 7, 2017.

Delirium: The Art of the Symbolist Book at The Morgan Library

Jan 20 - May 14, 2017
The Morgan Library & Museum
This exhibition, drawing entirely on the Morgan’s collection, explores some of the encounters between Symbolist authors and artists and the creative approaches they took to illustrate the invisible. Works by Stephane Mallarmé, Odilon Redon, Maurice Denis, Paul Verlaine, Fantin-Latour, Arthur Rimbaud, Alfred Jarry, Maurice Maeterlinck, and Fernand Khnopff will be featured.

Alfred Sisley at the Bruce Museum

Jan 21 - May 21, 2017
The Bruce Museum
The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence, France, present a major monographic exhibition of the art of the French Impressionist Alfred Sisley (1839 – 1899).

Mos(KIT)o by ENSCI Les Ateliers

May 17, 2017 - May 23, 2017
Industry City
WantedDesign Brooklyn presents "Mos(KIT)o" by ENSCI Les ateliers at Industry City. As part of the research theme “Design and biology”, carried at ENSCI by Guillian Graves, three student designers have joined students in biology, physics, chemistry and law to form the multidisciplinary team of the Paris Pasteur Institute and develop Mos(KIT)o.

Film, TV & New Media


Tivi5MONDE now available in streaming devices!

TV5MONDE has now launched its kids' channel made conveniently available on demand on certain devices


Launch of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER written by Adam Bartos and Colin MacCabe on the 25th of April, 2017.

ARTE, the European culture channel, now available in the US

Over 400 programmes are available to stream worldwide on the ARTE in English website, including documentaries, investigative reports and concerts. New shows are added every week. ARTE, the European culture channel, launched this free VOD offering in English over a year ago to supplement its French and German programming.

Women's Day 2017 French Movie Selections from Under the Milky Way

Celebrate Women's Day, March 8, 2017, with Under the Milky Way's movie selection!

SPIN Season 1 Available on Walter Presents

New SVOD Service – backed by UK Broadcaster Channel 4 – curates the Foreign Language Drama series, including French TV show SPIN (LES HOMMES DE L'OMBRE).
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