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Gallic Books UK Author Tour May 2018
We are thrilled to be welcoming bestselling author Antoine Laurain, Goncourt Prize winner Laurent Gaudé, France’s most exciting new voice Miguel Bonnefoy, and New Zealand’s most celebrated author Dame Fiona Kidman to the UK in May.
Here is everything you need to know:
Catch Antoine Laurain, author of the beloved The President’s Hat, The Red Notebook, French Rhapsody and The Portrait in the following dates and venues.
Tuesday 15 May – Edinburgh, French Institute
Wednesday 16 May – Bristol, French Institute
Thursday 17 May – Bath, Toppings Bookshop (details will be out on 26 May)
Antoine’s visit is part of Beyond Words Festival / Beyond Our Walls Programme
An extraordinary and rare opportunity to see Goncourt Prize winner Laurent Gaudé in the UK. Laurent is the author of Hell’s Gate, described by The Guardian as ‘Intense, powerful and thoroughly unnerving, this strange and seamless mixture of crime and mythology is a haunting exploration of guilt, revenge and the power of love.’
Monday 14 May – Oxford, French Institute
Tuesday 15 May, 7.30pm – London, Beyond Words Festival at the French Institute. Laurent will be in conversation with Adriana Hunter
Miguel Bonnefoy has taken France’s literary scene by storm. His first novel Octavio’s Journey was shortlisted for the prestigious Goncourt first novel award. Now, his latest novel Black Sugar has been described by The Irish Times as ‘A beautifully crafted tale of how small loves can grow into the big ones, often quite unexpectedly.’
Fresh and relevant, Miguel is an author worth discovering.
Wednesday 16 May, 6.00pm – London, Beyond Words Festival at the French Institute. Miguel will be in conversation with Daniel Hahn.
Beyond Words brings together French-language writers recently translated into English, English-language writers who have a special connection with France, European writers appearing in translation, as well as translators, musicians, academics, historians, actors and all who are interested in bringing literature to life in other words.
Explore the full programme on http://beyondwordslitfest.co.uk/ including impressive appearances by Leïla Slimani and much more.
With thanks to the Institut français.