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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
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.
During May 25-28, La Mama, New York, presents Company SBB- Stefanie Batten Bland’s new work entitled Bienvenue迎WelcomeBienvenidoأهلا بك as part of La Mama Moves! Dance festival.
Launch of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER written by Adam Bartos and Colin MacCabe on the 25th of April, 2017.
Adonis Receives Pen Nabokov Award for Achievement, Centre National Du Livre releases their study “Les Français et la Lecture,” Paris hosts the 37th annual Salon du Livre, Literary world remembers Robert Silvers, Serge Doubrovsky, and George Braziller, while Mathias Énard’s Compass continues to receive raving reviews, and the homes of Arthur Rimbaud Federal Atlanta Boston Chicago Houston Los Angelesand James Baldwin are being saved by a rock-star and novelists
Suite for Barbara Loden has been nominated for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. Moving between fact and speculation, film criticism and anecdote, 'Suite for Barbara Loden' came out of Nathalie Léger's obsessive investigation into the mysteries of 'Wanda', the only film American actress Barbara Loden ever wrote and directed. Translated by Natasha Lehrer and Cécile Menon (Dorothy, a publishing project). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!
Infidels by Abdellah Taia has been nominated for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. Set in Morocco, 'Infidels' follows the life of Jallal and his mother, a prostitute who endures hypocrisy and rejection, from their home country to Cairo, Brussels to Casablanca. Filled with a cast of supporting characters whose dreams unravel, the book is structured as a series of monologues, an emotionally relentless mix of confession and secret longing. Translated by Alison L. Strayer (Seven Stories Press). Vote for the Albertine prize through April 30th!
The Little Communist Who Never Smiled has been nominated for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. Lola Lafon's award-winning novel offers a fictionalized account of iconic gymnast Nadia Comaneci’s life, from her rural Romanian childhood to her unprecedented perfect score in the 1976 Olympics and to her 1989 defection to the U.S. The book re-imagines a childhood in the spotlight of history, a woman adored by young girls in the West and appropriated as a political emblem in Communist Romania. Translated by Nick Caistor (Seven Stories Press). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York and Business France launch the third edition of their program dedicated to startups from the cultural and creative industries, adding a leg in Los Angeles and boosting business component.
The Heart has been shortlisted for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. 'The Heart' takes place over the 24 hours surrounding a fatal car crash and the subsequent heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a dying woman. As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, the book examines the deepest emotions of everyone involved - grieving parents, doctors and nurses - as they navigate decisions of life and death. The book won numerous prizes. Translated by Sam Taylor (FSG). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!