In its inaugural staging, the Salon du Livre Africain de Paris invited more than 150 authors and presented 30 French and African publishers.
France’s Hervé Le Tellier: An Anomaly of a Residency for His Translators
‘You realize when you’re a writer that you don’t think of your translators,’ says the 2020 Prix Goncourt-winning author.
In China, the 2019 Prix Fu Lei Honors New French-to-Mandarin Translations
Continuing a longstanding tradition of cultural relations between France and China, the Prix Fu Lei this year features works by Foucault, Céline, and Adimi.
Jean-Paul Dubois Wins the 2019 Prix Goncourt for Novel Set in a Canadian Prison
Widely termed ‘melancholy,’ the 2019 Prix Goncourt-winning novel by Jean-Paul Dubois is set in a Montreal prison and looks at North American life and values.
Is France’s Smaller 2019 Rentrée Littéraire Still Too Big?
Releasing more than 500 new titles in a scant three-month season, say critics, is an overwhelming burden on French booksellers and consumers.
Rights Sales for the Winner of the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens: ‘So Good’
Award-winning author David Diop is the client of a new one-woman literary agency in France. Looking at her rights sales, you can understand the agency’s name: So Far So Good.
2017 Prix Goncourt Shortlist Announced in Frankfurt
With France as Guest of Honor at the Fair, the shortlist of the Prix Goncourt is announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair for the first time.
Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt
Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.
Critics Attack France’s Annual Rentrée Littéraire as “Collective Suicide”
France’s annual orgy of new fiction, the rentrée littéraire, or literary season, is underway, but some in publishing think it’s doing more harm than good.
As Maalouf Joins Académie Française, Label “Francophone” Questioned
By Olivia Snaije PARIS: Amin Maalouf, the Franco-Lebanese author, perhaps best known for his Goncourt Prize-winning book The Rock of Tanios was admitted to the venerable Académie Française, or French Academy, in June. Maalouf is the second writer of Arab origin to accede to the Academy — in 2005 Algerian-born writer Assia Djebar was voted in. Founded in 1635, the Académie Française …
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