Cool event in Chicago on Wednesday of this week …
Meet “en personne” the celebrated French author (In French and in English)
Thursday, May 05, 2011
54 W. Chicago Ave. entrance
Members and students with ID $5, non-members $10
Pierre Assouline, the celebrated French author, has published 6 novels and 10 biographies (Simenon, Hergé, Gallimard, Cartier-Bresson…) but he is even better known for his blog, La République des Livres, in the newspaper Le Monde. Come and listen to Assouline speak about the state of contemporary French literature as well as his own achievement as an author and a bloggeur.
Pierre Assouline’s latest novel Vies de Job, was published chez Gallimard in the spring 2011.
Listen to the interview (in French): click here.
Read a critic from his book (in English): click here.
Pierre Assouline will be in conversation with author Aleksandar Hemon. A native of Sarajevo and a resident of Chicago since 1992, Aleksandar Hemon has written several works of fiction, including The Lazarus Project, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award. Hemon, a MacArthur “genius” grant recipient, also served as the editor for Best European Fiction, a new annual publication of stories from across Europe.
For more information about Aleksandar: click here.
This program is possible thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Jean Bodfish Brown Fund.