MARCH 17, 2017

Inaugural Albertine Prize to Award Favorite French-Language Novel Published in the US

By French Culture
Aiming to introduce the very best of contemporary French-language literature to American audiences, Albertine, the acclaimed bookshop of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, reveals today the shortlist for its inaugural Albertine Prize. Co-presented with Van Cleef & Arpels, the $10,000 prize will honor the author and translator of one Francophone novel published in the U.S. in the previous year.
MARCH 17, 2017

How 1917 Changed the World : a Centennial Commemoration of The United States Entrance into WWI

By French Culture
On April 6, 1917, the United States formally declared war against Germany and joined the Allied efforts in the first World War (WWI), making that year one of the most significant of the century in redefining the world order,while further strengthening the long-time French-American partnership that remains as important to this day.
MARCH 7, 2017

The Oui Design Program for 2017 is Announced

By French Culture
Oui Design is a multifaceted program developed by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy that aims to foster creative exchange in the sphere of design between France and the U.S. It is the first program initiated by the French Embassy to support fruitful and durable partnerships between design professionals on both sides of the Atlantic. 
MARCH 2, 2017

March 2017 Events at Albertine Books in French and English

By French Culture
Albertine Books, New York’s only full scale French bookstore hosts free events with French and American thinkers and authors on a weekly basis. Upcoming highlights include a talk with French designer Agnès b. (Mar.11), a launch party for the first-ever Prize Albertine (Mar. 14), and ta discussion on artistic and literary revolution of 1917 during World War I (Mar. 27), among other events.
FEBRUARY 27, 2017

2016 French Voices Grand Prize Awarded to Daewoo by François Bon Translated into English by Youna Kwak

By French Culture
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and FACE Foundation have announcedthe recipient for the 2016 French Voices Grand Prize:Daewoo by François Bon. Originally published in French by Fayard in 2004, the English translation by Youna Kwakwill be released by Diálogos Books in 2019.Ten other fiction and non-fiction titles received a French Voices award during the ceremony which was held on February 23rd at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian Receives Legion of Honor, France’s Highest Award

By French Culture
12th President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Vartan Gregorian was awarded the insignia of Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by French Ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud on Thursday, February 9th, in New York. Gregorian received this distinction in recognition of his life-long effort to promote Franco-American cultural exchange and cooperation. 
FEBRUARY 3, 2017

Albertine's Free Events in February

By French Culture
Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, hosts free events with French and American thinkers and authors on a weekly basis. Among events are a discussion with Noëlle Herrenschmidt on the making of a French law (Feb. 5), an evening with French slam artist Capitaine Alexandre (Feb. 16), and a look back on the1986 Reykjavik summit with Guillaume Serina (Feb. 27), among other events.
JANUARY 23, 2017

Tilt Kids Festival Features a Wide Range of New Works for Families by Celebrated French and International Artists

By French Culture
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the second annual Tilt Kids Festival. With five world premieres and four U.S. debuts, the multidisciplinary festival presents adventurous and playful new work for families from artists spanning the globe. The Festival takes place March 4 through April 16 at venues throughout New York City. Tickets are on sale at www.tiltkidsfestival.org.
JANUARY 12, 2017

Albertine's Free Events in January

By French Culture
Albertine Books, the reading room and bookshop within the French Embassy in New York, hosts free events with French and American thinkers and authors on a weekly basis. Highlights include a talk with Bernard-Henri Lévy’s about his latest book (Jan. 12), an evening with French writer-filmmaker Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney (Jan. 19), and a special event around best-selling author Timothée de Fombelle (Jan. 28), among others events.
JANUARY 6, 2017

Brooklyn Public Library, Cultural Services of the French Embassy to Host 'A Night of Philosophy & Ideas'

By French Culture
The Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with the Cultural services of the French Embassy, will open its doors for a 12-hour marathon of philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings and music. A Night of Philosophy & Ideas will feature discussions led by some of the world’s foremost philosophers and thinkers on the most challenging and fascinating issues confronting individuals, states and societies today
DECEMBER 15, 2016

France Honors Klaus Ottmann and Mark Polizzotti With The Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture
Klaus Ottmann, scholar and Deputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and Mark Polizzotti, writer, translator, and Publisher and Editor in Chief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be conferred the insignia of chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. The ceremony will take place at the Payne Whitney Mansion in New York, home to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
DECEMBER 8, 2016

Première Édition du French-American Digital Lab Paris : Quatre Startups Américaines à la Découverte de l’Écosystème Français

By French Culture
Le French-American Digital Lab // Connecting Cultures lance sa première session parisienne du 12 au 17 décembre prochains à laquelle quatre startups américaines ont été invitées à participer. Développé par les Services culturels de l’Ambassade de France et co-produit par Business France, le French-American Digital Lab est un programme de développement économique dédié aux startups des industries culturelles et créatives.

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