Mark Braude

2020–21 Visiting Fellow

Mark Braude is the author of Kiki Man Ray: Art, Love, and Rivalry in 1920s Paris (2022), The Invisible Emperor: Napoleon on Elba from Exile to Escape (2018), and Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle (2016). The Invisible Emperor was a 2019 American Library in Paris Book Awards Coup de Coeur. It was named a 2018 Best Book by the Oregonian and a 2018 Nonfiction Favorite by the Seattle Times. Kiki Man Ray has been named a 2022 August Book to Read by the New York TimesVogueTown & CountryLitHub, the Hollywood Reporter, DeparturesNational Book ReviewA.V. Club, and Chicago Review of Books. Braude served as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) and a lecturer in Stanford’s departments of Art History, French, and History. He is the recipient of grants from the Robert B. Silvers Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the de Groot Foundation, and others.

The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013 to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself: deepening French-American understanding. The Visiting Fellowship offer writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library.

The Visiting Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of The de Groot Foundation.

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