VINCENT DELECROIX Writer; novelist; author of Retour à Bruxelles; Ce qui est perdu (Prix Valéry Larbaud); La Chaussure sur le toit; Tombeau d’Achille (Grand Prix de Littérature de l’Académie Française) in conversation with OLIVIER BARROT Writer; journalist, Un livre un jour (France 3); publisher, Senso In French.
Presented with the additional support of Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Institut Français, Open Skies, and Sofitel. Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. Florence Gould Event
Jean-Louis Barrault Centennial
Film screening Jean-Louis Barrault, A Man of the Theater (FR 3 Television, 1985, 54 min.; In English) Written and produced by Helen Gary Bishop Directed by Muriel Balash
Round table Lorenzo Weisman, Head of Corporate Finance for the Americas, BNP Paribas; former actor with the Comédie Française Florent Masse, Director, Avant-Scène, the French Theater Workshop of Princeton University Helen Gary Bishop, Producer of the film Tom Bishop, Professor of French, NYU; moderator
La Maison Française welcomes
The 7th PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature
More than 100 writers from 40 nations convene in New York City to celebrate the power of the writer's voice as a bold and vital element of public discourse.
Co-sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
The conversations will generally be in English, with translators present when necessary to translate from French to English.
Lunchtime Literary Conversations: A Three-Part Series
Free and open to the public. No reservation.
Tuesday, April 26, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Ludovic Debeurme, graphic novelist; author of Lucille (Prix Goscinny) in conversation with Kjersti Annesdatter Skomvold, author of The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am Moderated by Kira Brunner Don
Winner of the Rene Goscinny Prize, Debeurme's Lucille (forthcoming in May 2011) explores life and fantasies with elegant clean graphics and a profound love of childhood games. Winner of the 2009 Tarjei Vesaas First Book Prize, and Nominated for the 2009 Booksellers' Prize, Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold's first novel, The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am, stands out for its humorous earnestness and unusually inventive prose.
Wednesday, April 27, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Two bestselling French authors in conversation: Laurence Cossé, author of The Corner of the Veil, Prime Minister’s Woman, and most recently, The Novel Bookstore and Hervé Le Tellier, the author of Enough About Love, and the forthcoming The Sextine Chapel
Friday, April 29, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Amélie Nothomb, author of Une Forme de Vie in conversation with Buket Uzuner, author of Istanbullites
Since her debut on the French literary scene more than a decade ago, Belgian novelist Amélie Nothomb has published a novel a year, every year. Her edgy fiction, unconventional thinking, and public persona have combined to transform her into a worldwide literary sensation. The novelist sits down with Turkish essayist and short story writer Buket Uzuner to discuss the phenomenon of their literary lives.
Thursday, April 28, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
An Evening with Pierre Guyotat & Edmund White
Reservations: 212-998-8750 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets: $15; $10. PEN Members; Free w/ NYU i.d.
Edmund White, writer; Professor of creative writing, Princeton University; author of Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel; City Boy in conversation with Pierre Guyotat, novelist, author of Eden, Eden, Eden; Coma (Prix Décembre)
Edmund White describes Pierre Guyotat's novel, Eden Eden Eden, “violent, transgressive and inspired – the last great avant-garde visionary of the 20th Century.” Princeton’s professor of creative writing and author of Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel, talks with Rimbaud’s modern-day heir, Pierre Guyotat, who received the prestigious Prix Médicis for Eden, Eden, Eden and the Prix Décembre for Coma, recently published in English by Semiotext(e).
The full PEN World Voices schedule (April 25 - May 1) is available at www.pen.org
Americans speaking to other Americans… but in French! From Brooklyn to San Francisco and from Boston to Minneapolis and Ville Platte (Louisiana), many radio stations and shows are now broadcast in French.