The French Embassy offers financial aid to American institutions universities, libraries, bookstores, publishing houses, and other venues across the United States wishing to host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. The authors listed below are currently available for booking. Priority will be given to institutions which submit a detailed project for an American audience, especially events with wide visibility such as bookfairs and multidisciplinary festivals. Preference will also be given to panels involving International or American writers or events organized in conjunction with an exhibition or other special program. If you would like to invite one of these authors to your institution, please read the application procedures.

Mathias Enard

Octobre-Novembre 2017
US TOUR
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. READ MORE

Alain Supiot

April - May 2018
US TOUR
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. READ MORE

Christophe Boltanski

Fall 2017, exact dates TBC
US TOUR

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. He is the author of Chirac d’Arabie: Les mirages d’une politique française (Grasset) and Les Sept Vies de Yasser Arafat (Grasset).

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Camille Laurens

September 2017, Exact Dates TBD
Camille Laurens is a French author who received the Prix Femina, Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and Le Prix Bourgogne de Littérature and recently came out with her novel "Who You Think I Am" (Other Press). READ MORE

Farhad Khosrokhavar

Early November 2017
EAST COAST
Farhad Khosrokhavar is a Professor at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences at the EHESS in Paris. An expert on contemporary Iran and Islam in France and the author of "Radicalization" (The New Press). READ MORE

Yanick Lahens

September 2017
US TOUR

Born in Port-au-Prince in 1953, Yanick Lahens is a major figure of Haitian literature today.  After attending school and university in France, she returned to Haiti, where she taught literature at the university in Port-au-Prince and worked for the Ministry of Culture. She is involved in numerous projects dedicated to the fight against illiteracy in Haiti, such as the foundation "Action pour le changement" which helped building 4 libraries in Haiti, or the “Road to Slavery” project, focused on addressing the issue of slavery in Haiti through art and literature.

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Édouard Louis

Octobre/November 2017
US TOUR
Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, in 1992, Édouard Louis is the author of two novels and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive, published in English by the Los Angeles Review of Books. READ MORE

Sandrine Revel

5-11 May 2017
East Coast tour

Sandrine Revel is a prolific French creator of graphic novels and children's books. In 2001, she won an award for her work for young readers at the prestigious  Angoulême International Comics Festival. She has published more than ten graphic novels in France as well as a successful line of Children's comics. Glenn Gould won her the French Artémisia award which recognizes female comics creators.

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Guy Delisle

May 2017
Canada & US

GUY DELISLE was born in Quebec City, Canada. His bestselling and acclaimed travelogues (Pyongyang, Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City, Burma Chronicles, and Shenzhen) are defining works of graphic nonfiction, and in 2012, Delisle was awarded the top prize in European cartooning when the French edition of Jerusalem was named Best Album at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. He lives in France with his wife and children.

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Charif Majdalani

April 19 - May 3

Charif Majdalani, born in Lebanon in 1960, is one of the most important names in Lebanese literature today. Majdalani lived in France from 1980 to 1993 and now teaches French literature at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut. The original French version of his novel Moving the Palace won the 2008 François Mauriac Prize from the Académie Française as well as the Prix Tropiques.

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