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by Miriam Bridenne
| May 16, 2017
| in A Note

To celebrate its 35th Anniversary, the French Heritage Society has launched this year its inaugural Prize.

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| May 11, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Albertine Prize: ‘Bardo or Not Bardo’, written by Antoine Volodine, translated from the French by J. T. Mahany, published ...

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

Combining the deadpan dreaminess of Murakami with the brilliant and limpid style of Queneau, Jean-Philippe Toussaint is an odd but deeply humane cultural force–one whose words are very much worth ...

by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

‘The Heart’ takes place over the 24 hours surrounding a fatal car crash and the subsequent heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a ...

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

Lola Lafon’s award-winning novel offers a fictionalized account of iconic gymnast Nadia Comaneci’s life, from her rural Romanian childhood to her unprecedented perfect score in the 1976 Olympics and to ...

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| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

One of the funniest installments in Antoine Volodine’s acclaimed post-apocalyptic series, ‘Bardo or Not Bardo’ consists of seven vignettes set in a universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter ...

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

Set in Morocco, Infidels follows the life of Jallal and his mother, a prostitute who endures hypocrisy and rejection, from their home country to Cairo, Brussels to Casablanca.

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

A mesmerizing tale, ‘Ladivine’ proves Marie NDiaye to be one of Europe’s great storytellers.

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by Miriam Bridenne
| March 21, 2017
| in Albertine Prize Finalist

Moving between fact and speculation, film criticism and anecdote, ‘Suite for Barbara Loden’ came out of Nathalie Léger’s obsessive investigation into the mysteries of Wanda, the only film American actress ...

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