Miriam Bridenne

Deputy Director
Favorite Genres
children books, literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, Poetry, theater
After almost two decades of working in publishing, and a few round trips between Paris and New York, Miriam has decided to settle down at Albertine to do what she enjoys most: recommending books she loves. Somehow this also includes taking bizarre pictures for Albertine's social media outlets.
Miriam Bridenne | May 23, 2024
As we celebrate the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans in the state of Texas some 159 years ago, we put together a selection of great works of fiction that tackle the poisonous legacy of slavery head one.
As we celebrate the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans in the state of Texas some 159 years ago, we put together a selection of great works of fiction that tackle the poisonous legacy of slavery head one.
As we celebrate the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved African Americans in the state of Texas some 159 years…
Miriam Bridenne | May 8, 2024
“This is how one forgets things, how one forgets people, and how he forgets Cécile, and he'd like to prevent this gap that's gradually opening up in his memory from devouring his face, because forgetting is unfair and brutal, it swallows up the color of eyes, the shape of hands, perfumes and words, and leaves only the memory of death…
“This is how one forgets things, how one forgets people, and how he forgets Cécile, and he'd like to prevent this gap that's gradually opening up in his memory from devouring his face, because forgetting is unfair and brutal, it swallows up the color of eyes, the shape of hands,…
“This is how one forgets things, how one forgets people, and how he forgets Cécile, and he'd like to prevent…
Miriam Bridenne | May 8, 2024
The road to freedom is perhaps the question that runs through all Cécile Reyboz's novels, and Face à la pente is a wildly joyful and tender variation. Cécile Reyboz's energetic, whimsical adaptation of the classic tale of leaving the city for the country is full of unusual detail, and offers us a wild fable that has the good taste of…
The road to freedom is perhaps the question that runs through all Cécile Reyboz's novels, and Face à la pente is a wildly joyful and tender variation. Cécile Reyboz's energetic, whimsical adaptation of the classic tale of leaving the city for the country is full of unusual detail, and offers…
The road to freedom is perhaps the question that runs through all Cécile Reyboz's novels, and Face à la pente…
Miriam Bridenne | April 25, 2024
Some books manage to capture turning points in life, periods of transition that we dread, that we try to put off until later, as long as possible, until they inevitably come crashing down on us, with lightning-fast violence. "Nous n'étions pas des tendres" is such a book.
Some books manage to capture turning points in life, periods of transition that we dread, that we try to put off until later, as long as possible, until they inevitably come crashing down on us, with lightning-fast violence. "Nous n'étions pas des tendres" is such a book.
Some books manage to capture turning points in life, periods of transition that we dread, that we try to put…
Miriam Bridenne | April 25, 2024
Jakuta Alikavazovic’s sixth book, "Like A Sky Inside", was written following an invitation to contribute a piece of writing to the collection, "Ma Nuit au Musée" (A Night at The Museum) by éditions Stock. Alikavazovic takes the opportunity to explore her unique relationship with the Louvre Museum.
Jakuta Alikavazovic’s sixth book, "Like A Sky Inside", was written following an invitation to contribute a piece of writing to the collection, "Ma Nuit au Musée" (A Night at The Museum) by éditions Stock. Alikavazovic takes the opportunity to explore her unique relationship with the Louvre Museum.
Jakuta Alikavazovic’s sixth book, "Like A Sky Inside", was written following an invitation to contribute a piece of writing to the…
Miriam Bridenne | March 13, 2024
If, like me, you read the news these days with growing anxiety, then "Une vie qui se cabre", Sylvain Pattieu’s latest novel, might offer you a welcome breath of fresh air. In this fast paced, political "feel-good" fiction, Pattieu imagines that in the immediate aftermath of WW2, the Lamine Gueye law, granting equality to every citizen of the French Empire,…
If, like me, you read the news these days with growing anxiety, then "Une vie qui se cabre", Sylvain Pattieu’s latest novel, might offer you a welcome breath of fresh air. In this fast paced, political "feel-good" fiction, Pattieu imagines that in the immediate aftermath of WW2, the Lamine Gueye…
If, like me, you read the news these days with growing anxiety, then "Une vie qui se cabre", Sylvain Pattieu’s…