Writers in Paris

Writers in Paris

If you love Paris as much as we do, you'll want to get your hands on journalist Lindsey Tramuta's recently published book, The New Paris: The People, Places and Ideas Fueling a Movement. There's a...

In their new book, Say Bonjour to the Lady: Parenting from Paris to New York,former Parisians Florence Mars and Pauline Lévêque explore the world of parenting, with a humorous look at the differences between French...

In the latest installment of our ongoing “Paris Expats Abroad” series, we interview French Fantasy Writer L.M. Durand who was born on Réunion, a French island (and overseas department) in the Indian Ocean. After...

In Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, where many of his erstwhile Parisian compatriots were subjected to often exorable criticisms, Sylvia Beach remained unscathed. Hemingway wrote, "No-one that I ever knew was nicer to me." George Whitman, a...

Bestselling British “Merde” books Author dishes on his new book, French formalities, and his favorite place in France I first became aware of Stephen Clarke seven years ago. I saw my roommate in Chicago reading A...

From the pretty Place de la Contrescarpe, tourists and regular French shoppers in their hundreds make their way each Saturday down the Rue Mouffetard, to one of the most famous street markets in Paris,...
James Joyce in Zurich c. 1918/

Bloomsday is upon us. Today, Bonjour Paris celebrates the life of Irish writer James Joyce who spent 20 years in the French capital. With Joyce’s most prominent work Ulysses centering around two characters who...
Alexandre Dumas' Grand Dictionnaire de Cuisine

In 2002, for the bicentennial of Alexandre Dumas' birth, then French President Jacques Chirac arranged a ceremony honoring the renowned author by reinterring his coffin at the Panthéon in Paris. Four Republican guards dressed...
photo of Edith Wharton

An inveterate francophile who first traveled to France at the age of four, moved there permanently in 1910, and was laid to rest there in 1937, Edith Wharton enjoyed a life of privilege. Edith...
Tactus playing music at the salon

The salon was invented by the Italians in the 16th century and it was quickly adopted by the French where the salons flourished through the 17th and 18th centuries. Throughout the 17th century, the...
Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein

With over 200 recipes, Aromas and Flavors of Past and Present is as much a cookbook for the contemplative cook as for the practical cook. It showcases the talents of Alice B. Toklas-- intellectual, epicure and...
Hemingway in Paris

What better time than the approach of Toussaint (and in the US, Halloween) to pay homage to some of the many literary ghosts hanging around Paris? Of course there are way too many of them...