Éric Pessan

Author of novels, theatre and radio fiction, Éric Pessan continues to push the boundaries between genres. Since his first novel, L'Effacement du monde (The erasure of the world), published in 2001, he has focused on growing projects and collaborations, and since 2012 has been focusing on youth...

Updated on 20/06/2019

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Snow Fest aux Deux Alpes

Romania in France, France in Romania

The France-Romania 2019 Season ended in France on 16 April, and continues in Romania until 14 July 2019. French culture will be showcased there through its visual and stage arts, gastronomy and music...a look back at the highlights from France and a look foward to the opening of the season in...

Updated on 27/04/2022

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Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba

Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba breathe new life into the world of contemporary art: based in Berlin, they design exhibitions and founded the magazine Contemporary And, a demanding print and digital publication whose aim is to “connect cultures”.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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NGoné Fall

N'Goné Fall, the General Commissioner of the Africa2020 Season, wished to place this ambitious project under the banner of pan-Africanism and collective intelligence.

Updated on 04/05/2022

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The Africa2020 Season

Coronavirus COVID-19 : Africa 2020 Season postponed

 

The President of the French Republic announced in November 2017 in Ouagadougou, before confirming the news on 3rd July 2018 in Lagos, that a special season would be organized in France to mark a renewed partnership with Africa, a “varied...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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The opening of a new artists residence in Senegal: Villa Saint-Louis Ndar

Its inauguration scheduled for 8 June 2019 will be the starting point for a new artistic and cultural impetus in Senegal and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. A first call for applications was launched in the spring.

Updated on 27/04/2022

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Emmanuel Ruben

On the occasion of the release of his work On the Danube Path (“Sur la route du Danube”), the writer and geographer Emmanuel Ruben describes his journey through Europe, the multifaceted nature of his text and where he stands as an author ahead of the European elections.

Updated on 17/05/2019

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On Disobedience, by Frédéric Gros

In On Disobedience, Frédéric Gros analyses different types of obedience in a bid to understand disobedience within democracy.

Updated on 04/07/2019

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Tempête (Tempest"), by J.M.G. Le Clézio

Published in 2014 by Gallimard, Tempête is a striking work by J.M.G. Le Clézio in more than one respect. This novel consists of two novellas, one set in Japan, the other in West Africa and Europe, linked by their explorations of childhood and the search for identity.

Updated on 03/07/2019

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Colours of the Fire (Couleurs de l'incendie), by Pierre Lemaître

With Colours of the Fire, Pierre Lemaître offers a follow-up to The Great Swindle (“Au revoir là-haut”), 2013 Prix Goncourt winner, continuing his examination of the twentieth century in a police thriller which sketches a complex portrait of a woman.

Published on 12/07/2019

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The Order of the Day (L'Ordre du jour"), by Éric Vuillard

In The Order of the Day (Prix Goncourt 2017), Éric Vuillard recounts Hitler’s rise to power in a compact 160-page account. He begins his story on 20th February 1933, on the eve of the Anschluss, during the secret meeting that brought together 24 major German manufacturers, Hermann Göring and Adolf...

Published on 20/09/2019

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Gaëlle Bohé

Gaëlle Bohé, literary programmer and founding president of the Hors Concours literary prize, has become familiar with the many book-world professions over the past twenty years.

Updated on 26/08/2019

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Omar Benlaala

Between 2014 and 2018, Omar Benlaala published three books featuring the stories of Franco-Algerian Parisians from the last half century. They reveal an understanding of contemporary society and questions of identity which have earned this writer growing recognition.

Updated on 24/07/2019

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Lullaby (Chanson douce), by Leïla Slimani

Lullaby (“Chanson douce") is the second novel by Leïla Slimani, published by Gallimard. Both winner of the 2016 Prix Goncourt winner and winner of the magazine Elle's Readers Grand Prize in 2017, the book was a hit with critics and readers alike.

Updated on 03/02/2021

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