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Mathilde Billaud-Walker

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Mathilde Billaud-Walker

Mathilde Mathilde Walker-Billaud trained and worked as an editor and a project manager in Paris. She was a program officer for the Book Office at the French Embassy (www.frenchculture.org) and at the Villa Gillet in New York (www.wallsandbridges.net). She now works freelance in New York City.

Articles by Mathilde Billaud-Walker

New in French: “La petite communiste qui ne souriait jamais” by Lola Lafon
By Mathilde Billaud-Walker
At the 1974 Montreal Olympic Games, the fourteen-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci scored a perfect “10” on the beam and dazzled the entire world. It was the first time an athlete…
New in French: Les Sauvages by Sabri Louatah
By Mathilde Billaud-Walker
Les Sauvages (“The Barbarians”), the first novel by Parisian writer Sabri Louatah, is a turbulent portrait of a contemporary France divided between a desire for globalization and a wave of…
New in French: Léonora Miano’s “La Saison de l’Ombre”
By Mathilde Billaud-Walker
La Saison de l’ombre is set during the height of the slave trade, in the sub-Saharan village of Mulongo. It is the moving story of the villagers’ struggle to cope with the shocking kidnapping…
News from the Paris Book Fair
By Mathilde Billaud-Walker
The Paris Book Fair (March 26-31, 2010) celebrates its thirtieth anniversary this year. The organizers invited 90 writers for the occasion, (60 of them from France and 30 from all over the world) to discuss…
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