Time: October 11, 2012 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall at Columbia University
Street: Main entrance at Broadway and 116th
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.maisonfrancaise.org
Phone: (212) 854-4482
Event Type: conference, roundtable, lecture, book
Organized By: La Maison Francaise de Columbia
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2012
Roundtable discussion with Laurent Binet, Henry Rousso, Philip Watts and others
Writer Laurent Binet was awarded the 2010 Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman for his first novel, HHhH, an acronym for Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich (Himmler's brain is called Heydrich). The historical novel is about the rise and fall of Reinhard Heydrich, the infamous Nazi called "the man with the iron heart" by Hitler. Just released, his newest book Rien ne se passe comme prévu, is about French President François Hollande.
Henry Rousso is a French historian and specialist of World War II, whose seminal works include The Vichy Syndrome; he is a Director of Research with the CNRS.
Philip Watts is Professor of French at Columbia and author of Allegories of the Purge: How Literature Responded to the Postwar Trials of Writers and Intellectuals in France.