Writers in Paris

Writers in Paris

David Downie is a native San Franciscan who moved to Paris in the mid-1980s and now divides his time between France and Italy. He is the author of over a dozen nonfiction books, two thrillers,...

Every two years, WICE’s Paris Writers Workshop brings together distinguished writers and enthusiastic students for a stimulating week of classes, readings, panel discussions and agent consultations. Women have always had a prominent place, which...
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...

Waverly Root, James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child and Elizabeth David, among many other passionate epicures, owe their enduring legacy as culinary writers and adventurers to Maurice Edmond Sailland. Better known by his sobriquet,...

If your home were on fire, what would you take? The photo albums? That’s so 1999. In 2012, you’d just grab a bag of memory chips and DVDs. Jewelry? Sure. But if it weighs...

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...

 It’s hard to believe that the Festival America in Vincennes can pack so much into three days. The festival is dedicated to writing in the Americas, South as well as North. This year the...

Just think: Michael Chabon, Dan Chaon, Jeffrey Eugenines, Lauren Groff, John Irving, Richard Powers, Richard Russo, Colson Whitehead, Jacqueline Woodson and a few dozen more, all at one place. Well, several places, at different...

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...
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...

Author, editor, and journalist Guy Hibbert has written a beautiful book about Paris entitled Paris Postcards. His debut looks at Paris in the form of charming, intricate short stories which immediately transport the reader...

One of the best books to land on our desk recently is David Downie's A Taste of Paris: A History of the Parisian Love Affair with Food. With humor and wit, Downie delves into...