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GalleyCat at the Festival of New French Writing

MarjaneSatrapi.jpgJust one day after visiting Sweden, GalleyCat will take a figurative journey to France–covering the Festival of New French Writing in New York City.

Sponsored by the Center for French Civilization & Culture and New York University, the three-day event will feature “encounters” between eleven French intellectuals and American writers. The guest list includes: Bernard-Henri Levy (“American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville”), Marjane Satrapi (“The Complete Persepolis,” pictured), Chris Ware (“Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth”), and Adam Gopnik (“Paris to the Moon”).

Follow the event from February 26-28 on editor Jason Boog‘s Twitter feed, and tag your own posts #FNFW to join the conversation. Here’s more from the site: “As with all foreign languages, translation of French works in the U.S. is disproportionately meager, with many more American authors translated in France than French authors here. The Festival of New French Writing hopes to attract new American readers to modern French and Francophone fiction and non-fiction.”

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