Sonia Jacobson

Librarian

Language and literature shaped my personality, imagination and entire inner life like nothing else. It's a constant joy for me to share this love of stories with our visitors!

Bio

A dual citizen of France and the USA, Sonia grew up between the Midwest and Brittany. After obtaining her BA in Philosophy and Modern Languages at Oxford University in 2015, she spent several years in Paris, working in classical music and studying voice & opera at the Conservatoire. She moved to Boston in the fall of 2020, where she now performs as a singer. Sonia is thrilled to also be a part of the French Library’s team, where she can put her deep love of French literature to use while working as Librarian.

Articles by Sonia Jacobson

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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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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“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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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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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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