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).

For any queries, please contact the team at [email protected]

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News & Activities

  • 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.

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  • Paris Book Festival, France's main literary event, was held in Paris - and welcomed India as its guest of honour country.

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  • This program aims at giving young translators an opportunity to work with experts.

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French Authors’ India Tour

May 7, 2022 - May 15, 2022

Witness enriching sessions by eminent French and Indian authors, experts, as well as book launches, children’s workshops and much more.

French Literary Fest

May 7, 2022 - May 10, 2022

Eminent French authors, graphic novelists and children’s writers bring forth a French literary weekend filled with round tables and debates.

The Goncourt Choice of India

April 5, 2022 @ 19:00 - 21:00

47 Indian jury members discovered 4 books for the Goncourt choice of India. Their choice will be announced on 5th April 2022.