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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Crazy for Vincent

In the middle of the night between the 25th and 26th of November, Vincent fell from the third floor playing parachute with a bathrobe. He drank a liter of tequila, smoked Congolese grass, snorted cocaine... —from Crazy for Vincent
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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.

The Thomas Jefferson Fund Call is open!

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


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Calamity Jane: The Calamitous Life of Martha Jane Cannary, 1852–1903

Martha Jane Cannary was one of the figure the most well-known in United States, better known as Calamity Jane. But who was the mysterious girl?

La Fabrique des Humanités: A Translation Program in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2017-2018 Workshops

ATLAS, an association whose aim is to promote literary translation, is now launching a new program of one-week workshops, specifically dedicated to fostering the flow of translations between English and French in Philosophy, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and designed to enable young scholars to develop their skills in translation.
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Mathias Enard

Octobre-Novembre 2017
Mathias Énard is the award-winning author of Zone and Street of Thieves, and a translator from Persian and Arabic. He won the Prix Goncourt in 2015 for Compass.
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Alain Supiot

April - May 2018
Alain Supiot, is a legal Scholar, the founder of la Maison des sciences de l'Homme Ange Guépin, and co-founder of the Institute for Advanced Studies (l’Institut d’études avancées) in Nantes, which he currently presides over. In 2012, he was elected Chair of the «État social et mondialisation : analyse juridique des solidarités» at the Collège de France. Many of his essays have been published in English including The Spirit of Philadelphia: Social Justice vs. the Total Market (Verso), Homo Juridicus: On the Anthropological Function of the Law (Verso), and Beyond Employment: Changes in Work and the Future of Labour Law in Europe (Oxford University Press). His latest book La Gouvernance par les nombres (Fayard) will be published later on this year by hart Publishing.

Albertine Prize Winner Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Albertine Prize: Bardo or Not Bardo, written by Antoine Volodine, and translated from the French by J. T. Mahany.
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Christophe Boltanski

Fall 2017, exact dates TBC

Christophe Boltanski is the director of the French review XXI. Previously, he has worked for the daily le Progrès Egyptien, and the weekly L’Obs.



Fête de la Musique 2017

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

Jeff Mills decorated as an Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters in Paris

Techno music pioneer Jeff Mills was decorated as an Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters at a private ceremony in Paris on April 28, 2017.

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.

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.

Visual & Performing Arts


A tall action is not a height at The Chimney

Apr 21-May 28, 2017
The Chimney
From April 21-May 28, 2017, The Chimney presents a tall action is not a height, the solo exhibition of American artist Autumn Ahn, curated by Anissa Touati. Ahn’s performances operates similarly as a structuralist rite, both symbolic and disturbing.

The Incoherents Salon at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

Mar 13-Jun 3, 2017
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
From March 13-June 3, 2017, Hunter East Harlem Gallery presents "The Incoherents Salon", a mise-en-scène produced by the artists Pablo Helguera and Dannielle Tegeder inspired by the protomodern French artistic movement, Les Arts Incohérents.

Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents Robert Stadler's "Weight Class"

Apr 27, 2017 - Jun 17, 2017
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery presents Robert Stadler's exhibition taking place from April 27, 2017 to June 17, 2017. Entitled "Weight Class", the exhibition will feature works from his ‘Cut_Paste’ series as well as new suspension light fixtures incorporating Isamu Noguchi’s 1950s Akari lamps.

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.

Remembering Trisha Brown (1936-2017)

“The forest was my first art lesson – I climbed trees, played sports, hunted and fished” – Trisha Brown.

Cirva - call for a production residency / visual artist

The Cirva (International Glass and Visual Arts Research Centre) launches a call for a residency in 2017-2018, intended to a visual artist.

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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