'Donald Trump is the Frankenstein monster of the Republican Party' France 24
March 3, 2016
"With Super Tuesday now over, Jake Lamar gives us his take on Donald Trump and the consequences for the Republican Party if the billionaire wins the GOP nomination."
Tribute to Poet C.K. Williams American University of Paris
December 2, 2015
Author Jake Lamar Pays Tribute to Poet C.K. Williams
On the Poet James Emanuel The Dan Schneider Interviews - #42
September 13, 2015
Guests: Jake Lamar, Jean Migrenne, Alex Sheremet
Gridlock or compromise? >
part 1 >
part 2 France 24
November 6, 2014
Obama isolated by midterm election results.
Obama's America dorothy’s gallery, American Center for the Arts, Paris
September 17, 2012
Jake's speech opening night of the "Obama's America, les mille visages de l'Amérique" exhibit.
Not Disappointed by President Obama Democrats Abroad
October 8, 2011
Democrats Abroad France held an event titled "Voices for Obama" at the Nikki Diana Marquandt Gallery in Paris. One of the speakers was the American author Jake Lamar. This clip is a shortened version of his talk.
Jake Lamar Pays Tribute to Hazel Rowley's Richard Wright Biography Village Voice Bookshop, Paris
May 12, 2011
Jake Lamar pays tribute to Hazel Rowley's Richard Wright biography, "Richard Wright: The Life and Times".
Jake Lamar at Festival America 2010, Vincennes, France at Festival America
Jake talks about the Festival America bookfair.
A mystery novel in Paris France 24 Culture
13 November 2009
American author Jake Lamar is our guest for his fifth novel 'The Ghosts of Saint-Michel'...
Jake Lamar Unveils His Past France 24 Culture
26 jan 2009
Novelist Jake Lamar talks about his memoirs in which he describes growing up as a middle class black kid in the Bronx.
The United Colors of Obama >
part 1 >
part 2 France 24
23 jan 2009
For many people, his election signals a dramatic change in race relations. However, are there bigger hurdles still to overcome?
Are the polls right? France 24 Debate
Oct 27th, 2008
Despite Obama's significant lead, at least seven points in most polls, some are warning against an early victory cheer.
Obama in Paris International Herald Tribune
Oct 23rd, 2008
Slideshow with audio on a fundraiser art exhibition at Dorothy's Gallery in Paris (Oct 3-Nov 17)
Could France have an Obama? France 24 Debate
June 18th, 2008
Host Andrea Sanke and her guests discuss the French fascination with US presidential hopeful Barack Obama, and ask, could France ever have its own Obama?
Defining black identity today France 24 Debate
April 21st, 2008
As the poet and politician Aimé Césaire is laid to rest, what future lies ahead for his concept of "négritude"? Is it, as some suggest, at odds with French Republican values?
Jake Lamar, novelist France 24
Jan 4th, 2008
A great video profile of Jake.
"The View from Abroad" including "Mr. Trump and Mr. Creosote by Jake Lamar in Paris" thebaffler.com
December 6 2016
"Baffler correspondents in Paris, Hong Kong, Penang, and London write in with their reactions to Trump's election"
"I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that 'socialized medicine' is terrific" The Los Angeles Times
November 18 2016
*texte en anglais* "On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying..."
"Fear of a Black President" Bookforum
"Two books plumb the racial breakthroughs and disappointments of the Obama era"
"Is Paris Still a Haven for Black Americans?" smithsonianmag.com
April 23, 2015
"The City of Light once drew thousands of black expats across the Atlantic, but does it still have the same appeal?"
"Paris and Writers: An Interview with Jake Lamar, Novelist & Playwright" BonjourParis
11 August 2015
"What first brought you to Paris? And what has kept you here all these years?"
"Brothers In Exile: Three African-American Writers in Paris" Entrée to Black Paris
19 February 2015
"To celebrate Black History Month this year, the American Library [in Paris] has mounted an exhibit that features…"
Postérité: A Review Entrée to Black Paris
05 February 2015
"...this is the first book by Jake that has been released in French prior to being published in English."
"Midcentury Expressionist Drama, Novelized" hyperallergic.com
10 September 2014
"...spoke to him about his new novel, Postérité…" by Joseph Nechvatal
"Black Writers at Festival America" Entrée to Black Paris
"Festival America is an event that features the literature and culture of…"
American University in Paris Hosts a Reading with Jake Lamar Cedar Crest College
February 23, 2014
"On Thursday, February 13th, I had the privilege of hosting an evening reading with Jake Lamar at the American University in Paris..."
"James Baldwin’s Paris" by Ellery Washington New York Times
January 17, 2014
"I invited the African American expatriate novelist — and Baldwin enthusiast — Jake Lamar to join me at Les Deux Magots..."
"Au Revoir, Village Voice Bookshop!" newyorker.com
June 27, 2012
"The Village Voice Bookshop, on the Rue Princesse in Paris, announced that it will..."
"Let's Not Forget: A Reality Check for Americans" huffingtonpost.com
November 4, 2011
When and how our current economic decline really began. An article by Denise Dennis.
"Black Paris Profiles™: Jake Lamar" entreetoblackparis.blogspot.com
November 3, 2011
Find out what twists and turns Jake's career has taken in the last seven years...
"Jake Lamar: The Furthermuckin Expat Q" furthermucker.com
November 8, 2010
Jake talks about a changing Paris and the "difference that can never be underestimated between the USA and Europe".
"A Life in Paris" The Root
March 18, 2010
Author Jake Lamar followed in the footsteps of James Baldwin and settled in the City of Lights.
"Jake Lamar: On Writing" Literary Matters
Winter/Spring 2009 Issue
The Newsletter of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
"Saints Meet Sinners in City of Light" paris-update.com
July 25, 2006
"In his new thriller/murder mystery,
Ghosts of Saint-Michel, Jake Lamar..."
African-American Writers In Paris Soul of Paris
Includes interview with Jake.
Belles Lettres Interview
Belles Lettres David Collins interviews Jake Lamar. Visit the Belles Lettres site to browse the entire Jan/May 07 magazine as well as previous issues.
Dark Days in the City of Light The Washington Post
Jake is quoted extensively in this article on the recent riots in France.
M & C's Book Features Interview monstersandcritics.com
Writer Jake Lamar`s trans-Atlantic view on race.
Literary Rentrée BonjourParis
Literary Rentrée Celebrates American Author Jake Lamar.
Africana Profile africana.com
A great feature article on Jake.
Paris Insights Interview Discover Paris
A chat with Jake Lamar
Discover Paris Walks discoverparis.net
"Rendezvous Eighteenth : Our most recent self-guided literary walk was created in honor of African-American writer and Lyndhurst Prize winner Jake Lamar..."
Publisher's Weekly Interview Diane Patrick interviews Jake Lamar for Publisher's Weekly.
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