Thoroughly researched and enlivened with stories and anecdotes, THE STORY OF SPANISH (St. Martin’s Press / May 7, 2013 / Hardcover / $27.99 / 0-312-65602-5) explores the origins and spread of modern Spanish from its roots in Hispania’s Vulgar Latin (the language that also spawned French and Italian) to its fascinating, global predominance today. For more information, please contact Fleur Matthewson.
Full of surprises and honed in Nadeau and Barlow’s trademark style combining personal anecdote, reflections and deep research, The Story of Spanish is the first full biography of a language that shaped the world we know, and the only global language with two names – Spanish and Castilian. For more information, please contact Jessica Preeg.
In March, French speakers everywhere will celebrate the diversity and dynamism of their language, during the international month of the francophonie. If you are interested in having Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau as speakers for the international Francophonie celebrations, please contact info@NadeauBarlow.com.
On Friday, December 9th, l’Académie des Sciences d’Outre-Mer (The Academy of Overseas Sciences) awarded the Prix de la Renaissance Française (French Renaissance Award) to Canadian authors Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow for their book, The Story of French.