Alice Kaplan, Yale University
How Camus Became an American Writer--Or at Least a Household Word
Alice Y. Kaplan is Sterling Professor of French at Yale University and a leading scholar of 20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone literature and history, as well as a literary translator. Kaplan is the author of many books, including "French Lessons" (1993), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, "The Collaborator: The Trial and Execution of Robert Brasillach" (2000), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, and most recently, Looking for The Stranger: Albert Camus and the Life of a Literary Classic (U Chicago, 2016), which was a New York Times notable book and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Kaplan is a former Guggenheim Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a recipient of the French Légion d’Honneur.
France and the World Seminar, Mahindra Humanities Center http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/how-camus-became-american-writer-or-least-household-word