A conference in English, hosted by Bertrand Bourgeois,
Lecturer in French Studies (The University of Melbourne).
Tue 24 May at 6.30pm
At Alliance Française, 51 Grey Street ST KILDA.
Marie Darrieussecq is in Australia to promote her 16th and second last novel, “Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes”, which won the 2013 Prix Médicis and the Prix des prix littéraires. “Men”, the English translation, is to be released this autumn by Text Publishing. Her debut novel, “Pig Tales”, was published in thirty-four countries. Five other novels have been translated into English, including “A Brief Stay with the Living”, “Tom Is Dead” and “All the Way”.
With a Prix Goncourt nomination in 2015 for his latest novel “Au pays du P'tit”, Nicolas Fargues comes straight from Wellington, New Zealand, where he is the French writer in residence at Randell Cottage Writers Trust. He's written ten books, including “I was behind you”, published by Pushkin Press, London and translated into fifteen different languages.
Both successful authors, Marie Darrieussecq and Nicolas Fargues share the same publishing house, P.O.L, one of the most influential in France. They also share a taste for travel and a passion for Africa. Pushing boundaries and even breaking taboos, Marie Darrieussecq and Nicolas Fragues tirelessly dissect our behaviour through their novels and the uncompromising situations that are evoked within.The Alliance française de Melbourne welcomes them both for this conference, hosted by a specialist in French literature.
You can order their books from Le Forum website.
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