On Thursday, April 11th, 2019, the FHS New York Chapter presents the third annual French Heritage Book Award Ceremony at The Colony Club.
Cocktail Reception: 6:00 pm
Author Interview: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:30 pm
The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor a nonfiction work of literary, scholarly or aesthetic distinction that illuminates for the general public either an important element of French cultural or historical patrimony or the considerable and noteworthy influence France, its citizens and its culture have had in shaping American history, thought and culture. Recognized works address their topic and themes with originality and exemplary literary style.
2019 Shortlisted Books
“The Great Nadar: The Man Behind the Camera” by Adam Begley
“Left Bank: Art, Passion and the Rebirth of Paris, 1940-50” by Agnes Poirier
“A Literary Tour de France: The World of Books on the Eve of the French Revolution” by Robert Darnton
“Proust’s Duchess” by Caroline Weber
This year, the winning author will be announced in February on the invitation so that attendees are able to read the book ahead of time should they wish to do so. Click here to view the Press Release for the event.
The Benefit Committee for this event is currently in formation. Click here to view the Benefit Committee Letter. To be listed on the invitation, please print and return the Response Form or register online using the drop-down menu below. Subscribers at the Vice Chair level will receive an invitation to an intimate gathering with the winning author at the Colony Club immediately before the cocktail reception.