Yuan Xiaoyi

For twenty years, Yuan Xiaoyi has translated French works into her mother tongue, Chinese. Her work on Leïla Slimani’s novel, Lullaby (“Chanson dance”) (2016 Prix Goncourt), won the 2018 Fu Lei Award for best literary translation.

Updated on 10/05/2019

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Sylvie Marcé

The National Forum for French-Language Publishing will be held in September 2021 and is a key feature of the French Language and Multilingualism Plan presented by the President of the Republic on 20th March 2018. Here we get to grips with the main issues with its commissioner, Sylvie Marcé.

Updated on 07/09/2021

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Jörn Cambreleng

A translator of drama and literature himself, since 2009 Jörn Cambreleng has headed the Association pour la promotion de la traduction littéraire (ATLAS) and the Collège international des traducteurs littéraires in Arles (CITL).

Updated on 29/05/2020

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Leïla Slimani

Winner of the 2016 Prix Goncourt for her novel Lullaby (“Chanson douce”), Leïla Slimani was appointed a personal representative of the French Head of State as Francophone Affairs Minister in November 2017. Since then the Franco-Moroccan writer has travelled widely to promote the richness of the...

Updated on 16/03/2021

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Dhriti Gupta

An engineer by profession and a student at the Alliance Française in Chandigarh, Dhriti Gupta is passionate about theatre. The 25-year-old Indian woman won the eloquence competition in Chennai in August 2019 on the theme of inequality. On 17 March, she took part in the "À mots ouverts" eloquence...

Updated on 27/03/2020

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Amen Sodjedo

An accountancy student, nicknamed “the curious child”, Amen Sodjedo is a member of the eloquence and oratory club of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Lomé. In 2019, this 23-year-old Togolese student won the 4th French Language Jousting National Championships and then took...

Updated on 27/03/2020

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Alvaro Crespo Acero

Alvaro Crespo Acero is 18. Currently a student of education, he attended a bilingual high school in Madrid. Winner of the eloquence competition organised in Italy in April 2019, he was supposed to take part in the “À mots ouverts” (“Open Words”) competition at the Institut de France in March.

Updated on 27/03/2020

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Philippe Bélaval, president of the Centre des monuments nationaux

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux (CMN) has been entrusted with the restoration of the Château de Villers-Cotterêts, which will house the Cité Internationale de la Langue Française. Philippe Bélaval, President of the CMN, presents this ambitious project to us as it opens its doors to the public...

Updated on 18/03/2022

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Claire David

Since 2018 the Académie Charles-Dullin has been offering an online course based on MOOCs (online classes) and masterclasses focusing, amongst other things, on stage direction. Claire David, editorial and artistic director of the Académie Charles Dullin, is invited to the 2021 edition of the Avignon...

Updated on 16/12/2021

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Rozenn Le Bris & Alexandre Plank

The Mode d'emploi festival, dedicated to the great questions that face contemporary society, took place at the Villa Gillet from 15 to 20 November. It was the occasion to launch a new literary podcast format, Écoutes croisées, with a first season entitled: Méditerranées, Le Polygone Étoilé. We take...

Updated on 16/12/2021

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Andrew Manning, director of EUNIC

Andrew Manning is the Director of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). With members in every EU country and over 133 ‘Clusters’ worldwide the organisation believes in the power of culture to build trust and understanding between countries. Within the framework of the French...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner (2/2)

On 1 January 2022, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. In this second part of the interview, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, speaks about the Creative Europe programme, support for the...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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The director of the Centre Culturel Kôrè, Mamou Daffé, discusses the future of the AWA programme

Attached to the defence of local values, Mamou Daffé is the head of several organisations and events in Mali. In particular, he directs the Centre Culturel Kôrè in Ségou, a partner of the Institut français for the ACP-EU Culture programme: Support for the Culture and Creation sectors in West Africa...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Victoire Bidegain di Rosa & Manuela Júdice

Planned for 2022, the France-Portugal Season will bring together artists, thinkers and scientists from both countries around common themes. As part of the Portuguese and French presidencies of the Council of the European Union (Portugal's rotating presidency in the first half of 2021 and France's in...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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