Join author author Rick Moody and Albertine bookseller Adam Hocker for a conversation on Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse.

From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Join artist Pamela Talese and author Jessica Bruder as they discuss Bruder’s compelling, eye-opening tale ...

Join Philippe Apeloig as he discusses his latest book, Enfants de Paris: 1939-1945, which offers an original perspective on the stories of the children victims of WWII.

Join Sinan Antoon, Laurent Gaudé, Wu Ming-yi and Julian Borger for a riveting discussion of how civilizations and individuals recapture what bombs and bullets have stolen from us—and how literature illuminates humanity’s ongoing struggle to remember, reclaim, and rebuild.

What moral, social and political ideals can guide us through these troubled times and into the future? Join Adam Gopnik, Bernard-Henri Levy and Andrew McAfee as they discuss ways to protect the “vivre ensemble”.

Join Scholastique Mukasonga, Idra Novey, and Marcia Tiburihow as they discuss how their transcendent stories of violence and resilience give voice to the silenced, create space for remembrance, and encourage both reckoning and resistance. Moderated by Karen M. Phillips, Executive Director of Words Without Borders.

Monday, May 13, 2019
7:00 PM

On May 13 at 7pm, join Cusset as she presents A Life of David Hockney, which offers an accessible overview of the painter who shook the world of art with a vitality and freedom that neither heartbreak nor illness nor loss could corrode.

As part of the Alliance Series at Albertine, Joan Donovan, Célia Zolynski, and Judith Rochfeld will dissect the topic of democracy in the age of social media.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
4:00 PM

Join French novelist Julien Suaudeau and LFNY professor Isabelle Milkoff as they discuss Suaudeau’s latest novel, Le Sang noir des hommes (Flammarion).

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 PM

Join us for an discussion with Karim Lebhour on his graphic novel, Une saison à l’ONU : Au coeur de la diplomatie mondiale, which recounts his experiences as a press correspondent at the United Nations in New York for over four years.

Join us for a panel discussion to celebrate the release of France in the World, the English-Language translation of the bestselling Histoire mondiale de la France, a volume conceived and mastered by leading French academic and Collège de France professor, Patrick Boucheron.

The Brooklyn Rail and Albertine Books team up and explore the underworld in an evening celebrating the newly released Vice, Crime, and Poverty by Dominique Kalifa and Eugene Sue’s Les Mystères de Paris new serialized translation.

Laurence Benaim will present her definitive portrait of Yves Saint Laurent, the first major English-language biography of the artist since his death in 2008, featuring exclusive interviews of those who knew him best.

Join us for a lively conversation with Caroline Weber, author and professor, and Ondine Cotto, Program Officer at the Book Department of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and Miriam Bridenne, Deputy Director of Albertine, on Disoriental by Négar Djavadi, translated from the French by Tina Kover (Europa Editions). 

Children’s book author Natalie Tual will read and sing her whimsical springtime story, Bulle et Bob au jardin.

There’s lots to discover when Bulle and Bob garden together…an earthworm: yikes! Oh, a ladybug! Let’s play a game with the vegetables! After hearing this tale, you will never garden again without singing ...

Join French journalist and author Delphine Minoui as she presents I’m Writing You from Tehran, an unforgettable, moving view into an often obscured part of our world.

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