Modern literature

Translations of French Literature Have Doubled in 10 Years ...

2014-06-27
Translations of French Literature Have Doubled in 10 Years
A highly instructive study by the French National Publishing Syndicate has just been released.
Modern literature

France: Penitentiary Inmates Award the Paris Diderot, Free Spirits, Prize ...

2014-06-18
France: Penitentiary Inmates Award the Paris Diderot, Free Spirits, Prize for Literature
For the first time in the Ile-de-France region, 5 men and 5 women inmates at the Reau penitentiary in Seine-et-Marne have taken part in the jury of a literary award.
Modern literature

Italian Writer Accused of Inciting Crime to Sabotage a High-Speed Train...

2014-06-10
Italian Writer Accused of Inciting Crime to Sabotage a High-Speed Train
The Italian writer Erri de Luca has been indicted for incitement to sabotage the high-speed train line that is supposed to connect Lyon to Turin, and for expressing an opinion that ...
Modern literature

Céline Minard wins 40th Inter Book Prize

2014-06-02
Céline Minard wins 40th Inter Book Prize
The 40th Inter Book Prize was awarded on Monday to Céline Minard for "Faillir être flingué" (Rivages), a western choral that plays with the myth of the American West through the ...
Modern literature

The Prize and Price of Literature

2014-05-26
The Prize and Price of Literature
If literature in France has one defining characteristic, it is that of awarding distinctions. Literary prizes are distributed according to gender, but also according to the success ...
Modern literature

Entente Très Cordiale: Sir Michael Edwards Admitted to the French Academy...

2014-05-23
Entente Très Cordiale: Sir Michael Edwards Admitted to the French Academy
The English author of the book "The Happiness of being here" has been admitted the French Academy. His predecessor was the French writer Jean Dutourd.
Modern literature

Daniel Nsegbe awarded Ahmadou Kourouma Prize

2014-05-07
Daniel Nsegbe awarded Ahmadou Kourouma Prize
Daniel Nsegbe visited Europe for the first time last May 2 to receive the award at the Geneva Book Fair for his book "Those who come out at night"
Modern literature

Africa39 Project Thirty-Nine Writers Under 40 Selected...

2014-04-21
Africa39 Project Thirty-Nine Writers Under 40 Selected
Africa39 aims to give a glimpse of the future of African literature by promoting the young African pathfinders who will redefine the African literary ecosystem in the future.
Modern literature

Chadian Disabled Deputy Beral Mbaïkoubou Publishes Second Book...

2014-04-21
Chadian Disabled Deputy Beral Mbaïkoubou Publishes Second Book
Inspired by the everyday reality of the author, the book is a reflection on disobedience, the impact of French education and the relationship between man and religious belief.
Modern literature

Fighting Flares Over French Literature

2014-04-19
Fighting Flares Over French Literature
Andrew Wylie, the well-known American literary agent, wants to get his hands on French authors. French publisher Antoine Gallimard is not going to give up without a fight.
Modern literature

The True Case Behind The Red and The Black

2014-04-10
The True Case Behind The Red and The Black
Stendhal’s The Red and the Black, one of the great works of French literature, was based on a written report in the Court Gazette of 28 December 1827. The trial, simply entitled "Prosecution ...
Modern literature

The Complete Works of Louise Labé, a Renaissance Feminist...

2014-04-09
The Complete Works of Louise Labé, a Renaissance Feminist
Whatever the real identity of Louise Labé, more than 450 years later, her writings still talk to us, first and foremost because they claim a woman’s right to lust and knowledge.

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