MARCH 23, 2017

Spring Edito

By French Culture

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.

DECEMBER 13, 2016

Winter Edito

By French Culture

In 2017, we wish to renew our commitment to a spirit of openness, transatlantic cooperation, and intellectual rigor across all of our programs.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Fall Edito

By French Culture

As autumn begins, we are eager to return to the lively rhythm of the cooler months. In New York and around the country, our cultural programming is back in full swing with events that offer space for thoughtful exchange and debate.

JULY 1, 2016

Summer Edito

By French Culture

Earlier this month we kicked off Paris-New York Tandem 2016, a major collaboration between Paris, New York, in partnership with the Institut français, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the American Embassy in Paris. The program offers more than fifty cultural events in both cities and encompasses a range of disciplines, including music, dance, film, literature and theater.

MARCH 30, 2016

Spring Edito

By French Culture

In a time marked by tragedy, culture continues to draw us together and open our minds to the world, to its diversity and nuance, and sow seeds of mutual understanding.

DECEMBER 16, 2015

Winter Edito

By French Culture

Dear friends,As 2015 comes to a close and the promise of 2016 lies ahead, this winter season is a time for reflection and renewal.

OCTOBER 14, 2015

Fall Edito

By French Culture

I am delighted to present our exciting fall program which stretches from coast to coast and includes two important milestones: the one year anniversary of Albertine Books and the second edition of Festival Albertine.

JULY 1, 2015

Summer Edito

By Bénédicte de Montlaur

This summer marks the arrival in America of the Hermione — a full-scale replica of the ship on which Lafayette journeyed to the United States in 1780. The ship arrived in Yorktown at the beginning of June, and has since continued her voyage along the East Coast. The original Hermione’s 18th-century adventure was a meaningful step in France and America’s, friendship and an important symbol of our shared values. More than two centuries later, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy seek to continue the dialogue Lafayette initiated.

MAY 4, 2015

Spring Edito

By French Culture

As the new Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, it is a great pleasure to address this first seasonal note to you.

FEBRUARY 11, 2015

Winter 2015

By French Culture

Though it has been over a month since the devastating attacks in France, the emotional and physical repercussions of these events have not been forgotten. We are so grateful for the moving, compassionate response from our friends and partners in the U.S. Though the reverberations of violence that have touched our country and the entire world will remain forever present in our minds, we simultaneously hope for future peace.

DECEMBER 23, 2014

Bonne année!

By Antonin Baudry

I hope that you had an excellent holiday season surrounded by family and friends. And now for new beginnings. Bonne année!

NOVEMBER 3, 2014

November 2014

By French Culture

The daring scribes who weave moments of ambivalence or assuredness into these texts with the needle of tone and the thread of language have long caught the attention of critics and thinkers on both sides of the Atlantic. This November, we offer the editors and authors of fiction and literary critique, as seen in journals and publications (or revues), a new haven for collaboration and reflection.

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