Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua wins prestigious French literary award

Israeli writer A. B. Yehoshua on Tuesday won France’s prestigious Prix Médicis foreign language literary award for the French translation of his novel “The Retrospective” (in Hebrew, “Spanish Grace”).

The book was published in Hebrew in 2011 and will be released in English in March 2013.

Yehoshua won the “Prix Médicis étranger,” a subsection . . . → Read More: Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua wins prestigious French literary award

The Sense of Sound, in French and Wardwesan

I’m standing in the rain in a French public square, protected only by a thin plastic hood. On a stage before me, a man who looks like a ginger Alan Davies fallen on hard times is repeating the phrase ‘Très grand gel’ (which might translate as ‘Heavy frost’), while next to him an electronic . . . → Read More: The Sense of Sound, in French and Wardwesan

‘Fifty Shades’ brings grey to top of French bestseller list

The French translation of the sado-masochistic romance “Fifty Shades of Grey” has shot to the top of the bestseller list, shifting 100,000 copies in just a few days despite getting abysmal reviews.

The book, already a literary phenomenon with 40 million copies sold worldwide, has

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French translation of Fifty Shades of Grey a hit despite a mauling from critics

Fifty Shades of Grey is proving a hit in France, despite a mauling from critics who branded it ‘Barbie doll eroticism’.

Two days after its launch, the French translation called Cinquante Nuances de Grey was approaching the 100,000 sales mark, making it the fastest selling novel in France since Harry Potter and . . . → Read More: French translation of Fifty Shades of Grey a hit despite a mauling from critics

France Launches Book by Fidel Castro

17 de octubre de 2012, 08:51Paris, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) The book “La contraofensiva estrategica” (The Strategic Counteroffensive) written by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, was launched in France, in front of a large group of intellectuals, legislators, ambassadors and friends of the Caribbean country.

Under the title “La Victoria de . . . → Read More: France Launches Book by Fidel Castro