French authors at Wellington Writers Week [fr]

Renowned French authors Muriel Barbery and Nicolas Fargues - currently in residence at the Randell Writers Cottage are taking part in Wellington Writers Week, from Tuesday 8 to Sunday 13 March 2016. This week-long literary celebration is part of the New Zealand Festival.

Muriel Barbery in Conversation: Philosophy & Fiction

Hear Muriel Barbery in conversation with former Wellington Zoo chief executive Alison Lash about her new novel, The Life of Elves. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

Friday 11 March - 4 pm
Mahara Gallery
20 Mahara Place
Waikanae
Tickets: $19

For more information click here.

Novel Ways of Thinking

Muriel Barbery will join Patrick Gale and Joe Bennett for a discussion led by Paula Morris on inspiration for writing.

Saturday 12 March - 11am
Bats Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington
Tickets: $19
NB: This event is sold out.

For more information click here.

So French

Muriel Barbery will join Nicolas Fargues and New Zealand journalist and poet Andrew Johnston for a conversation about France, French and writing.

Sunday 13 March - 2 pm
Bats Theatre
1 Kent Terrace
Wellington
Tickets: $19
NB: This event is sold out.

For more information click here.

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The French Embassy is proud to support all of these events.

For more about Wellington Writers Week, please click here.
For more about the New Zealand Festival click here.

Muriel Barbery

JPEGA graduate of Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, (1990) Muriel Barbery holds an agrégation in Philosophy and began her career at the University of Burgundy then later taught at Saint-Lô. As the laureate of a residence at Villa Kujoyama, Muriel Barbery left her job as a philosophy professor at a University Teacher-Training Institute to live in Kyoto in 2008 and 2009.

Works :
2000 : Une gourmandise
2006 : The Elegance of the Hedgehog
2015 : The life of Elves

www.murielbarbery.net

Nicolas Fargues

PNGNicolas Fargues is a renowned French author who has published ten books, including J’étais derrière toi - I was Behind You (Pushkin Press, London) – which has been translated into fifteen different languages.
After spending his childhood between Cameroon, Lebanon and Corsica, Nicolas settled in Paris where he studied modern French literature at La Sorbonne University. His first novel Le Tour du propriétaire was published in 2000. In 2015, Nicolas was nominated for the prestigious Goncourt Prize for his latest book Au pays du p’tit (In the land of the lil’).

Dernière modification : 07/03/2016

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