The French Book Office is an interface between French and Indian publishers, translators and authors. We promote cultural dialogue between French and Indian authors through participation in literature festivals & book fairs, develop and nurture long-term partnerships with professionals of publishing (Romain Rolland Book Prize, Goncourt Choice of India), initiate co-productions (Tagore Publication Assistance Programme) and support authors residencies (MEET, Résidence Culture) and translation & publishing training programs (Translator’s Factory, Young Publishers Programme).
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Invite a French Graphic Novelist to visit Bangalore to create a new body of work inspired by the city/state/region and its historical connection with France.
The Goncourt Choice of India is affiliated with the Prix Goncourt. It was created for Indian francophone students who love literature.
The prize was created in 2017 with the aim of awarding the best translation of a French title into any Indian language, including English.
Three young active Indian publishers will benefit from theoretical and professional training in the French publishing network.
The objective of this training programme is to encourage translators to translate from French to Indian languages and vice versa.
Lokesh Bishnoi, étudiant à l’université EFL (Hyderabad) a écrit un grand critique littéraire du titre lauréat du Prix Goncourt 2021 : La mémoire la plus secrète des hommes de Mohamed Mbougar Saar.
Paris Book Festival, France's main literary event, was held in Paris - and welcomed India as its guest of honour country.
This program aims at giving young translators an opportunity to work with experts.
Witness enriching sessions by eminent French and Indian authors, experts, as well as book launches, children’s workshops and much more.
Eminent French authors, graphic novelists and children’s writers bring forth a French literary weekend filled with round tables and debates.
47 Indian jury members discovered 4 books for the Goncourt choice of India. Their choice will be announced on 5th April 2022.