The French police novel, free of genre constraints

Having gone, in a few decades, from "train station literature” to best-seller status, the contemporary French police novel has successfully freed itself from the constraints of its genre to allow singularly creative authors to emerge. A brief overview, on the occasion of the Quai du Polar Police...

Published on 21/03/2019

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Interactive platform for the General Assembly on French-language Books

Preparations for the General Assembly on French-language Books Around the World are underway, with the event scheduled to be held in Tunis in September 2021. A website has been set up to support the General Assembly, which is a collaborative project by nature: all those involved in the Francophone...

Updated on 03/09/2021

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The 2019 Livres Hebdo Prize awarded to the Timișoara media library

The literary awards season is not just about books, it's also about places to read. Organised by the trade magazine Livres Hebdo, the Libraries Prize has just rewarded the Timișoara media library in Romania for organising “La Maison des lutins”, a festival for young audiences.

Updated on 03/12/2019

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Mehdi Charef, winner of the Porte Dorée Literary Prize

Following on from Omar Benlaâla in 2019, the Algerian-born novelist and film director Medhi Charef has been awarded the Porte Dorée Literary Prize for his autobiographical account of his childhood and emigration to France, Rue des pâquerettes.

Updated on 03/07/2020

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Assises internationales du roman 2020 : "the time of uncertainty"

On the programme of this international conference, organized this year within a "Virtual Villa Gillet", interviews with the guest authors of the festival, unpublished texts, readings, keynotes by book professionals... The festival is open to all and can be followed on the Villa Gillet website.

Updated on 29/05/2020

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« Crises and distances » by Lisiane Durand

Lisiane Durand moved to Greece in January 2020 to research her next book about Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old who was killed by a police officer in 2008. When Greece closed its borders and went into confinement, the writer decided to stay. And she continued her research in a different way...

Updated on 25/05/2020

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Ekrame Boubtane - LÉconomie de limmigration (The Economy of Immigration)

Published in 2018 in the “L’Opportune” collection of the Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, the book by Ekrame Boubtane L’Économie de l’immigration (The Economy of Immigration) looks back at the progression of immigration in France, from the 1950s.

 

Updated on 30/11/2020

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Littérature Live Festival Lyon International Literature Festival

For the 15th edition of the Assises internationales du roman de la Villa Gillet, the festival is changing its name. Now called the Littérature Live Festival – Lyon International Literature Festival, the event stands at the crossroads of contemporary writing from all over the world. From 25 to 30 May...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Tunis welcomes the General Assembly on French-Language Books Around the World!

Tunis will host the General Assembly on French-Language books around the world on 23 and 24 September 2021. The General Assembly was announced in the Plan for the French language and multilingualism presented by the President of the Republic in March 2018, and forms one of the highlights of the 50th...

Updated on 23/09/2021

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Wilfried NSondé boards the Tara boat!

It’s a mobility project suited to the current circumstances that everyone is familiar with. In April, the author Wilfried N’Sondé will start his mission in Chile, not on land but on water, aboard the Tara schooner. On 8 April, Tara will stopover in…. That’s where the adventure will start. Have a...

Updated on 20/05/2021

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