Thu 14 Feb - Sat 6 Apr
An exclusive exhibition of drawings and writings gathered from some seventy Cahiers, offering snippets into the lives of Antonin Artaud, Jacques Prevel and Colette Thomas.
Talks, Visual Arts
Tue 26 Feb
The Starling Bureau is a London-based collective of literary translators across seven languages. They are hosting an exclusive night of readings from a selection of some of the finest world fiction yet to be translated into English.
Wed 27 Feb
Eglise Notre Dame de France
Come meet the author of Vies deposées, one of the five books short-listed for the Prix littéraire Charles de Gaulle. It follows the adventures of three destitute characters in Paris as they embark on a quest to find a lost dog and claim the reward.
Fri 1 Mar
Join biographer David Hunter as he explores the poet’s life and work during 1914-1918, showing how his poetry provided a different vocabulary for writing about the Great War and what it can tell us about France’s experience of the conflict.
Mon 11 Mar
Held on the eve of the London Book Fair and entitled It's Time to Talk, this year's symposium will deal with all aspects of speech in translation. It includes sessions on translating dialogue, collaboration in theatre and poetry translation.
Tue 12 Mar
London Review Bookshop
Jérôme Tubiana and Alexandre Franc will be in conversation with Jeremy Harding to discuss their graphic novel about the real life story of Mohammed El-Gharani, wrongfully arrested shortly after 9/11 at the young age of 14, and detained for seven years.
Tue 12 Mar
London Book Fair
Join European authors Antoine Laurain (France), Simone Buchholz (Germany) and Stefan Hertmans (Belgium) as they discuss the role of literature and their conception of transcultural exchanges.
Tue 19 Mar - Thu 23 May
Collège International des Traducteurs
The French association for the promotion of literary translation Atlas is offering emerging translators under 35 an amazing professional development opportunity in the form of an intense two-month programme (“La Fabrique des Traducteurs”), set in Arles.
Fri 22 - Sat 23 Mar
The Association for Language Learning’s annual conference and CPD event offers a packed programme with speakers from across the languages sector. Come visit the Institut français stand and discover the wide offer for teachers of French in the UK.
Fri 29 Mar
The author of four novels, all of which have garnered intense critical success, such as L’Autoportrait bleu (Blue Self-Portrait) and L’Etat des sentiments à l’âge adulte (2012), Noémi Lefebvre will be taking part in the panel Found in Translation.
Sat 1 Jun
The first Moroccan woman to win the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Leila Slimani will join Philippe Sands to discuss her thriller Lullaby and her new novel Adèle, as well as to share her views on women's and human rights and the promotion of French culture.
Sun 21 - Sat 27 Jul
University of East Anglia
The British Centre for Literary Translation, in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, is proposing an intensive, one-week, residential programme of translation and creative writing through a series of prose and poetry multilingual workshops.