To the Editors:

Your readers may be interested to know about the Festival of New French Writing: French and American Authors in Conversation, being presented between February 26 and 28 at NYU’s Center for French Civilization and Culture. Eleven major French writers will appear in one-on-one encounters with leading American writers, in dialogues hosted by well-known American cultural critics.

French writers include: Frédéric Beigbeder, Emmanuel Carrère, Marie Darrieussecq, David Foenkinos, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Marie N’Diaye, Olivier Rolin, Marjane Satrapi, Chantal Thomas, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, and Abdourahman Waberi. The Americans: Paul Berman, Stefan Merrill Block, E.L. Doctorow, Mark Danner, Adam Gopnik, Francine du Plessix Gray, Philip Gourevitch, Siri Hustvedt, Francine Prose, Chris Ware, and Edmund White.

For further information, visit

Thomas Bishop
Director Center for French Civilization and Culture
New York University
New York City

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February 26, 2009