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.

Christine Angot

October/November 2017
US tour

About the author

Christine Angot is one of the most controversial authors writing today in France. Born in 1958 in Châteauroux, Angot studied law at the University of Reims and began writing at the age of 25. After six years of rejections, Angot published her first novel, Vu du ciel, the story of woman named Christine told from the perspective of an angel who died after being raped as a little girl.

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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

May 2017
US (EAST COAST ONLY); Canada

Sandrine Revel is a prolific French creator of graphic novels. 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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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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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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Tiphaine Samoyault

April 2017
US TOUR
Tiphaine Samoyault is Professor of Comparative Literature at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3. She is the author of numerous essays and novels including "Montre cassée, forme et signification d'un motif dans les arts du temps" (Verdier), "Météorologie du rêve" (Le Seuil), "Les Indulgences" (Le Seuil), "La Main négative" (éditions Argol), "Bête de cirque" (Le Seuil). Her "Barthes: A Biography," was just released by Polity books. READ MORE

Ivan Jablonka

April 2017
USA
Ivan Jablonka is a French historian and novelist. A former student of Alain Corbin and Jean-Noël Luc, he is now a Professor of contemporary history at the Université Paris-XIII-Nord. His latest book, "Laëtitia ou La fin des hommes", received the 2016 Prix Médicis, the Prix Le Monde as well as the Prix des prix littéraires. His essay, "L'Histoire est une littérature contemporaine", will be published by Cornell University Press in the fall of 2017. READ MORE

Charif Majdalani

Spring 2017

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.

Selected Bibliography

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Razmig Keucheyan

SPRING 2017 (March/April, exact dates TBC)
US TOUR
Razmig Keucheyan is an assistant professor in sociology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. He is the author of Le constructivisme. Des origines à nos jours and has recently edited a selection from Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks in French. READ MORE
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