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Why Annie Ernaux’s Nobel Prize is good news

I was surprised at how moved I was when I learnt, on a banal Thursday morning last month, that Annie Ernaux was awarded the Nobel…

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Remembering Sempé

This month, the French Library was saddened by the loss of Jean-Jacques Sempé, famous French cartoonist of The New Yorker magazine, Le Petit Nicolas and…

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A different kind of summer reading

Summer reading is often thought of as having to be “light”: romance novels are marketed as being ideal for the beach, as are quick thrillers…

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Why you should watch "Standing Up" on Netflix

“Standing Up” (Drôle) has been on Netflix since March 2022, and if you haven’t already watched it, I highly recommend you check it out. Created…

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Comedy Scenes Every Francophile Should Know - Part 2

Click here if you missed part 1! #6 - Le Père Noël est une ordure (Jean-Marie Poiré, 1982) Pierre is a snobby volunteer at a…

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Comedy Scenes Every Francophile Should Know - Part 1

Have you ever felt left out of an inside joke? Have you ever nodded along awkwardly during a conversation you didn’t know the cultural reference…

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Why you should read Le Malade Imaginaire

The first Molière play I ever saw was Le Malade Imaginaire. The performance took place at my local theater in Brest, France: “Le Quartz, scène…

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Top 5 Rom-Coms for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is not as significant an occasion in France as it is here in the United States. I do not recall ever gifting cards…

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Audiobooks and Podcasts for Kids Ages 2-99

I love reading stories to children, I really do. I love doing all the different voices, as it absolutely awakens the inner actress in me.…

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Bandes Dessinées for All Readers on Hoopla: Part 3

If you’ve read parts one and two of this bandes dessinées recommendations series, you’ll have an idea of just how varied the stories and art…

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