Do you like to read? Do you like contemporary literature? Do you like to read in French? Or do you like to read in English? Check this out!
The Albertine Prize recognizes American readers’ favorite work of contemporary Francophone fiction while encouraging the discovery of new literary voices, translated and published in the US in the past year. The selection presents a range of stories from many diverse locations and perspectives, reminding us of the importance of looking beyond one’s own borders.
What’s the program? One book a month.
We’ll introduce you to the best of contemporary French literature, one book at a time. One book a month for five months!
Don’t speak French? Not a problem.
You don’t need to know French to enjoy these books. The Albertine Prize shortlisted titles have been published in English within the past year.
Where to begin? Right here.
All of the books are available in the US at Albertine and online at www.albertine.com. Join the conversation using the hashtag #albertineprize and vote at www.albertine.com/albertine-prize.
The best part? A Book Battle.
In the spring, we’ll host a Book Battle at Albertine Books. Five literary minds will defend their Albertine Prize favorite.
Don’t live in New York? That’s ok.
Follow us and join the conversation via Livestream, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You won’t miss a thing!
Ready to vote? Great!
Vote anytime for the books you love. You don’t have to pick just one. You may vote once for one or more of the shortlisted titles.
Every vote counts!
At the end of all this? A party!
Yes, we get to celebrate literature! The author and translator of the award winning book will be flown to Albertine Books in New York City this summer to receive the Prize and say a few words. Cheers!
More info? http://www.albertine.com/albertine-prize-2018/