About Samuel Corvair

Samuel Corvair is a writer, musician and diplomat.
Fan of the Clash, Pink Floyd, the Who and Alain Bashung, this lover of words hates taking himself too seriously, which is why he loves to write fiction. His style combines the finesse of words and the power of feelings, lightness and depth, somewhere between fiction and reality.
Originally from the southwest of France, Samuel lives alternately in Paris, in the French suburbs, and abroad. He works in an office, eats organic food, rides a bike, runs on weekends, and writes songs.

He is the author of:
La promesse américaine (2022, Plon),
50 histoires très concentrées à dégoupiller dans les soirées (2019, Bruxelles, Lamiroy),
L’homme qui voulait comprendre (2000, Nantes, Petit véhicule).

About La promesse américaine

The American Promise is a novel based on the author's discovery of California during his student years. It is also a journey of initiation during which Samuel Corvair revisits his past to find places and people that have marked him forever. His writing is inspired by American literature, particularly the novels of David Goodis, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Bernard Malamud. With a compassionate eye, he offers his fantasized vision of the United States of yesterday and today, through a very particular story that unfolds over some thirty years.


Upcoming Events

Friday, September 29, 2023 6:30 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Library is pleased to welcome Lebanese author, Joseph Kai for a discussion of his latest book: Restless (English translation of L’Intranquille). We will dive into Joseph’s own story based in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Story Time

L'Heure du Conte

French story time!

Saturday, September 23, 2023 11:30 AM To 12:00 PM

We invite parents and children to gather in the children's room of our library for a magical story time in French!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM

What is more French and fun than enjoying an apéro with your friends? With this series, you will learn how to make 3 essentials of the apéro time: les choux, les verrines et les tartelettes.

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