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OCTOBER 10, 2014

Maylis de Kerangal at International Festival of Authors

By francecanadaculture Books

The International Festival of Authors, which brings together the world's best writers of contemporary literature for 11 days of readings, lectures, round table discussions and public book signings, will take place at Harbourfront Centre from Octob

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OCTOBER 09, 2014

Patrick Modiano, Nobel Prize in Literature

By francecanadaculture Canada

One year after Canadian Alice Munro received the prestigious honour, Patrick Modiano has won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

Great success for the Treaty of Paris

By francecanadaculture Ottawa

The exhibition of the Treaty of Paris, that has been taking place in the Museum of Civilisation of Quebec since Septeber 23rd, will be extented 10 more days, until Sunday, October 12th. It was meant to end October 2nd. Indeed, more than 14.000 people visited the exhibition just during the first week.

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JULY 11, 2014

The French Do Buy Books. Real Books.

By Pamela Druckerman on NYTimes.com

One of the maddening things about being a foreigner in France is that hardly anyone in the rest of the world knows what’s really happening here. They think Paris is a Socialist museum where people are exceptionally good at eating small bits of chocolate and tying scarves.In fact, the French have all kinds of worthwhile ideas on larger matters.

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JULY 02, 2014

French author Anthony Poiraudeau in residence in Churchill

By francecanadaculture Canada

2014 program winner of "Mission Stendhal" supported by Institut français,

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MAY 07, 2014

A new theatre opens in Toronto !

By francecanadaculture Toronto

With its five campuses in the Greater Toronto Area (North York, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville and Spadina) and more than 6,500 students, Alliance Française de Toronto (AFT) has now expanded its role as a dynamic cultural centre by becoming the la

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APRIL 27, 2014

François Garde wins the Québec-France award

By francecanadaculture Ottawa

Award winner François Garde received the 2014 France-Quebec literature prize for his first novel Ce qu'il advint du sauvage blanc (Gallimard 2012), during the Salon international du livre de Q

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APRIL 09, 2014

Blue Metropolis 2014: the power of words... and of cultural diversity

By francecanadaculture Québec

The Blue Metropolis Festival gathers people from different cultures and countries together to share the pleasure of reading and writing. For its 16th edition, the festival welcomes more than 200 events in French and invites, among other, French author David Foenkinos.

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MARCH 10, 2014

Semaine de la Francophonie with... Hervé Le Tellier

By francecanadaculture Canada

La Semaine de la Francophonie, which gathers every year all the francophones and francophiles in Toronto, will be back in March with many cultural and artistic events to celebrate the francophonie.

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DECEMBER 10, 2013

Julie Maroh in Toronto

By Francecanadaculture Toronto

Comics author Julie Maroh was in Toronto from December 5 to 7, 2013 to present the widely acclaimed "Blue Is the Warmest Color" and her latest graphic novel, Skandalon. "Blue Is the warmest Color" has been adapted by Abdellatif Kechiche into an award-winning film of the same title.

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NOVEMBER 10, 2013

Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier on tour

By francecanadaculture Books

French sociologist Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier was in Canada from November 19 to 22 to present her book Ethical Consumption published in English translation by the Canadian company Fernwood Publishing.

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OCTOBER 14, 2013

Public lecture by Boris Cyrulnik

By francecanadaculture Books

As part of the 2013 Holocaust Education Week, internationally renowned French neuropsychiatrist and author Boris Cyruln

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