Our agency represents more than sixty distinguished French publishers, with a selection of works of particular interest to an English-language
A brief history :
Founded in 1983, the French Publishers' Agency is an affiliate of the Bureau International de l'Edition Française (BIEF), which is responsible
for the international promotion of French publishers. Today, it represents an average of sixty French publishers in any given year, many of whom
have been with the agency since the beginning, and employs four full-time employees.
In the first years, the agency's sales were mostly of nonfiction works by preeminent French thinkers. On the agency's shelves are the original
and translated editions of On Television by Pierre Bourdieux, Empiricism and Subjectivity by Gilles Deleuze, The Legend of Bouvines by Georges
Duby, Unforeseen History by Emmanuel Lévinas, Look, Listen, Read by Claude Lévi-Strauss. More recently added are A Small Treatise on the Great
Virtues by André Compte-Sponville, Hannah Arendt, Mélanie Klein, and Colette by Julia Kristeva and The Atheist Manifesto by Michel Onfray.
Many now classic authors were also sold by the agency: Robert Antelme, Jean Baudrillard, Patrick Chamoiseau, René Char, Andrée Chedid,
Marguerite Duras, Jean Giono, Édouard Glissant, Valéry Larbaud, J.M.G. Le Clézio, Henri Michaux, Patrick Modiano, Irène Némirovsky, Georges Perec,
Francis Ponge, Raymond Queneau, and Boris Vian among others.
No longer just an outlet for the big names in literature, literary criticism, philosophy, history, and sociology, the French Publishers’ Agency
also opens doors for contemporary novelists and new, provocative thinkers including Muriel Barbery, Emmanuel Carrère, Philippe Claudel, Assia Djebar,
Laurent Gaudé, Anna Gavalda, Alain Mabanckou, Philippe Némo, Amélie Nothomb, Michel Onfray, Daniel Pennac, Gilbert Simondon, Hervé This,
and Louis-Georges Tin.