Michel Déon Tribute at Cúirt International Festival of Literature

foundling-boy-foundling-warThis year Cúirt, in collaboration with the French Embassy and NUI, Galway, pays tribute to the memory of Michel Déon, renowned French writer, and resident of Tynagh, Co. Galway from the late 1960s until his death on 28 December 2016.

In recognition of his major contribution to French literature, and of his generosity to NUIG, the Galway City Library and other local bodies, the events organised for Tuesday, 25 April are dedicated to his memory.

Speakers are: Sarah Berthaud (on theoretical aspects of translation), Marie Blom (on translating humour in Roddy Doyle’s writing), Gavin Bowd (on translating Michel Houellebecq), and Clíona Ní Ríordáin (on translating Michel Déon).

More information can be found at the Cuirt website here:




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