About Annabelle

annabelle“A stabbed man, a disfigured woman, decapitated cats, a disturbing message and a lot, a lot of blood: when Inspector Hamelin is called to that crime scene, that day, he suspects that all of this is only the tip of the iceberg.” Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadiens

About Valérie

Valerie“Valérie wakes up slowly. She shudders and instinctively tries to pull up the blanket. She opens her eyes and sweeps the room. She does not recognize this room. She shudders again and still tries to cover herself but finds nothing. Like her, the bed is bare.” Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadiens

About Suzan Payne

suzanBorn in Balmoral and living in Moncton, New-Brunswick in Eastern Canada, Suzan Payne has a degree in literature and has worked in media for over twenty years.

Her book, Annabelle, is the first volume of a trilogy of crime novels series called Pour toi mon amour pour toujours (For you my love forever). The second title, Valérie was just launched in May, with the final installation, Joëlle, scheduled for release in October 2019.

Her first two books have been critically acclaimed and enjoyed by the public as well.

About the Boston Book Festival

Founded in 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.

About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provides a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.

About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien

The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.

Upcoming Events


Sudden Courage

An Evening with author Ronald C. Rosbottom

Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:00 PM To 8:00 PM

The French Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Ronald C. Rosbottom for a discussion of his new book, "Sudden Courage: Youth in France Confront the Germans, 1940-1945."

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

Seeking opportunities to speak French? Join us in our beautiful library for our popular members-only conversation gathering.

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The Invisible Presence Opening Reception

Celebrating Women in Africa with A’Key, Agbokey Denis Abounan

Friday, November 22, 2019 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

The French Cultural Center has the honor of presenting the work of local visual artist A’Key. This newest exhibition transports us to the world of women in francophone West Africa, whose images are often misrepresented or rendered invisible in mainstream media. A’Key’s art aims to place these women front and center.

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