Writers in Paris

Writers in Paris

If you love Paris, love reading mysteries, and are not yet acquainted with Hugo Marston—ex-FBI profiler; current head of security at the American Embassy in Paris; lover of books, good wine, good food, and...

Even before I was seduced by Hemingway, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec to the inevitability of living in Paris, I had already read Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin. This small, sparely and simply written book set in...

Gertrude Stein was perhaps the most famous of all the American women to make their home in Paris. Stein lived there from 1903 until her death in 1946. Her salon in 27, Rue de Fleurus...

Few people have heard of Gaston Bachelard. A non-conformist and self-taught thinker, Bachelard revolutionized the philosophy of science. Guided by the desire to understand the human spirit, his works comprise two facets, an epistemological...

Cara Black is the author of 17 books in a series of detective novels featuring Aimée Leduc, the fashionably attired, unfailingly intrepid Parisian private investigator. In the latest book in the series, Murder in Saint Germain, Aimée finds herself...

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...