The Albertine Book Club Winter/Spring 2023 Calendar

“The most fruitful and natural play of the mind, in my opinion, is conversation.” Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)

This winter, we’re looking forward to a series of engaging conversations on Annie Ernaux’s A Man’s Place and Simple Passion, Kim Lefèvre‘s White Métisse, Serge Joncour’s Human Nature, Hervé Guibert’s To The Friend Who Did Not Save My Life, Jean Genet’s A Thief’s Journal, and Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake’s My Life with Picasso.

This new lineup aims to take you on a journey around the Francophone world and its diverse cultures through both classic and contemporary French and Francophone literature. For a few hours each month, change up your routine with books and friends from all the corners of the United States! The Albertine Book Club offers a unique opportunity to meet and talk with other French and Francophone culture lovers.

Moderated by Albertine staff, the Albertine Book Club is free and open to Albertine members. For more information on how to become an Albertine member, click here.


Tuesday, January 17, 2023
6:00 PM
A Man’s Place and Simple Passion by Annie Ernaux, translated by Tania Leslie and published by Seven Stories Press.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023
6:00 PM
Human Nature by Serge Joncour, translated by Louise Rogers Lalaurie and published by Gallic Books.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
6:00 PM
White Métisse by Kim Lefèvre, translated by Jake A. Yeager, published by University of Hawaii Press

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
6:00 PM
To The Friend Who Did Not Save My Life by Hervé Guibert, translated by Andrew Durbin, and published by Semiotext(e)/Native Agent.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
6:00 PM
A Thief’s Journal by Jean Genet, translated by Bernard Freschman and published by Grove Press.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
6:00 PM
My Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake, published by New York Review of Books