A trip to the City of Love with Anne Sophie Jouhanneau, author of Kisses and Croissants


Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau is a bilingual French writer, who now phone calls New York city residence, following a long time in Amsterdam and Melbourne. She has printed 18 books of young grownup fiction and nonfiction translated into 10 languages and her newest, Kisses and Croissants (Random Household Delacorte Press, 2021) is her U.S. debut.

The ebook follows the journey of Mia Jenrow, an aspiring ballerina, who is preparing to devote a magical summer months in Paris pursuing her dream. Along the way, she has to offer with a rival, a intense ballet teacher and a charming parisian. Because there’s a motive Paris is referred to as the Metropolis of Like. The book has received praises from The Hollywood Reporter, Popsugar, or the San Francisco E-book Overview between other individuals and I am delighted to meet with its author.

You have released lots of textbooks in French. Can you explain to us about them and is there a job to publish Kisses and Croissants in French as well?

Sure! I printed various publications of fiction and nonfiction for teen girls with my French publisher, Fleurus. My sequence of five young grownup novels was released under a pen name, so I cannot say much too a great deal about it. The books of nonfiction ranged from a guide to style, to a collection of persona quizzes combined with self-aid content, to activity publications, and more.

Kisses and Croissants has been translated into five languages previously, although not French but. My agent’s workforce has been in contact with a couple of French publishers, so fingers crossed it will be obtainable in French in the close to long run. I would enjoy that very a great deal, but it is out of my hands.

Kisses and Croissants by Anne Sophie Jouhanneau

Mia, the character of Kisses and Croissants, is a admirer of Degas. What would be your pick among the french visual artists?

That’s a hard dilemma but I feel I would have to say Claude Monet. Just about every time I’m in Paris, I go by the Musée de l’Orangerie to see the H2o Lilies. These paintings are these masterpieces, and I enjoy that the space was generally designed to aspect them in the best feasible way. Frequently, I appreciate all the impressionists and my flavor leans fairly modern day/fashionable.

What is the cliche about French persons that you think is the closest to actuality?

French people are at times referred to as rude, which I consider is mainly because of our tendency to be quite direct and from time to time a minor as well tough all around the edges. We’re a latin culture, with the fiery that arrives with it. So I think that cliché is the closest to truth, but generally because intentions and society get missing in translation. 

What is your impending task?

My upcoming young adult romance novel will also be released by Random Property in spring 2023. It is not a sequel to Kisses and Croissants but it has a related spirit. This time it is a French lady who moves to New York City to go after her enthusiasm for cooking. It is intimate, lighthearted and will hopefully make you fall in love with New York. For any one who enjoyed all of the food items in Kisses and Croissants, you’re in for an even sweeter treat. My publisher and I have just agreed on a title, but I do not think I can expose it just yet. Continue to be tuned! 

What is your aspiration venture?

I’m doing the job on a number of projects I’m psyched about suitable now, but I simply cannot seriously discuss about them. I love doing the job in different genres and mediums, so I’d say doing the job on the Tv/movie adaption of a person of my novels would be an absolute desire. I also grew up on comic publications (like a lot of French children!) so which is on my bucket checklist, as well. Mostly the capability to keep writing and publishing is a aspiration in and of alone.

Trailer of the book Kisses and Croissants

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