La Maison Française of New York University, located at 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host three special events in December. (Note that the December 10 film screening takes place at NYU’s Cantor Film Center.) Events are free and open to the public. For further information, call 212.998.8750 or visit

On Tuesday, December 4, at 2:30 p.m., a roundtable discussion will focus on “Publishing French Fiction and Non-fiction in the U.S.” Participants are Olivier Nora, president, Editions Grasset; Eric Vigne, editorial director, Social Sciences and Humanities, Editions Gallimard; Jennifer Crewe, associate director, Columbia University Press; and Lucinda Karter, director, French Publishers’ Agency.

On Thursday, December 6, at 7 p.m., NYU professor of French Eugene Nicole will read from his new novel, Alaska (Ed. De l’Olivier, 2007). He is also the author of L’Oeuvre des mers, Les Larmes de Pierre, and Le Caillou de L’Enfant-Perdu. The reading is in French.

On Monday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m., a special screening of the film A Hero’s Welcome: A Story of Friendship, Gratitude, and Remembrance will be shown, presented by François Delattre, consul general of France in New York. This feature documentary, by Robin Massee, explores the impact of D-Day, 60 years later, on the French-American relationship, through interviews with veterans, French citizens, and American visitors to Normandy. The film also features Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation, and Anne d’ Ornano, president of the Conseil Régional du Calvados. Please note venue: The film will be screened at the NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th Street (between University Place and Greene Street).

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