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June 17th, 1944. Following the Allied landing in Normandy, the liberation of Paris appears imminent. Members of the Resistance are putting miniature c(...)

Le Consentement by Vanessa Springora. A parliamentary deputy quoted the book when proposing a law redefining sex with any minor under the age of 15 as rape. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Vanessa Springora was not yet 14 years old when she accompanied her mother, a press attaché for a Paris publisher, to a literary dinner. Springora was(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte at the 33rd annual dinner of the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions of France in Paris.  Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron has rejected an appeal from Francis Kalifat, the president of the council of Jewish institutions in France (Crif), to recogn(...)

Albert Camus outside his Paris office in 1957. Photograph: Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

The publication of Albert Camus’s 1944-1959 correspondence with his lover Maria Casarès is the literary sensation of the season. Camus, the Nobel lau(...)

“One must not write what is expected. It’s important for north African writers to show they have other things to say.” Leila Slimani, whose novel In the Garden of the Ogre has just won the Prix La Mamounia literary prize in Morocco. Photograph: C Hélie Gallimard

In the most shocking scene of Leila Slimani’s In the Garden of the Ogre, the main character, Adèle wakes up with her face in an ashtray, crawls on (...)

Andre Schiffrin in France in April , 1999.

André Schiffrin, who has died in Paris aged 78, was a force in the American book world for more than 50 years. His passion for editorial independence (...)