Nancy puts the audio book in the spotlight

This year, in Nancy, Le Livre sur la Place, one of the biggest events which opens the start of the literary season, will be held under a new formula, in two weekends from September 11 to 20, 2020. The 42nd edition is sponsored by Leïla Slimani, Goncourt 2016, who will present her new novel, The […]

Woody Allen’s version of events

The filmmaker’s autobiography will be published in France by Stock on June 3. Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi, to whom the book is dedicated, in 2019 in Barcelona. Splash News / Splash News / ABACA Woody Allen is a thriller. In the United States, his Memoirs were announced and then canceled. A second publisher […]

an ode to the dreamed woman

In 1987, the American novelist gives life to a magnificent heroine who encamps in the desert, chases storms behind the wheel of his car, rides his mare, dives into the waters of the Niobrara and howls in the night hoping for the response of a coyote . Jim Harrison. TERA Witi / © TERA Witi […]

“At Furet du Nord, we never let go of the link with our customers”

LIBRARY WORDS – Franck Brunet, director of the book, insists on health security, “reassuring”, set up in the large Lille bookstore. “What we will miss are the meetings with the authors”. Le Furet du Nord, an institution on the main square Charles-de-Gaulle in Lille which reopened to the public on May 11. PHILIPPE HUGUEN / […]

Publishers back with ambitious programming

Between the books published before the confinement and the novelties expected in May and June, readers should quickly find their happiness. Two years after the success of The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer, Joël Dicker returns with a fifth novel, The Mystery of Room 622. DENIS DUPOUY / Le Figaro Let’s say it straight away: publishers […]

“Post-containment is an unprecedented challenge that raises many questions”

The president of the Syndicat de la librairie française says he is worried about the future of establishments which showed structural signs of fragility before the crisis. Xavier Moni: “I hope that readers will turn to proximity and advice, by going massively to bookstores.” Olivier Dion / Books Weekly / Olivier DionOlivier Dion / Books […]

Three reasons to reread Little Poems in prose, by Baudelaire

The poet’s extraordinary stories are an observatory on the beauty and strangeness of everyday life. “Portrait of Charles Baudelaire”, by Gustave Courbet. © Photo Josse / Leemage It’s not just “The Flowers of Evil” “Ah! What joy when it will be finished! I am so weakened, so disgusted with everything and with myself, that sometimes […]

The incredible destiny of André Schwarz-Bart

The Last of the Righteous, the first novel by a 31-year-old author, won the Goncourt Prize in 1959. The history of this book, like that of its author, has made an impression. André Schwarz-Bart, in 1959, won the prestigious prize against strong competitors: Antoine Blondin, Claude Mauriac, Alain Robbe-Grillet and Nathalie Sarraute. Rene Saint Paul […]

Lady Roxana, by Daniel Defoe, a spicy heroine

The writer describes the rise of a little French girl with a well-made and full head. By Alexandre Fillon Portrait of Daniel Defoe. ŠBianchetti / Leemage The moment seems ideal to re-read Daniel Defoe (1660-1731). His bestsellerRobinson Crusoe rest of circumstance. Like his Diary of the year of the plague. But it is rather recommended […]