Happening – movie screening and Q&A with the nobel laureate Annie Ernaux

Date(s) - 27/02/2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


As part of the New Delhi World Book Fair, Alliance Française de Delhi in collaboration with the Embassy of France in India and the French Institute in India cordially invite you for the screening of French film – Happening followed by Q&A session with the nobel laureate Annie Ernaux.

Date: Monday, 27th Feb 2023
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: ML Bhartia Auditorium, AF Delhi

Open to all | First come first serve basis

About Annie Ernaux

Annie Ernaux is a French author known for her lightly fictionalized memoirs, which are written in spare, detached prose. Her work examines her memories, sometimes revisiting events in later works and reconstructing them, thus revealing the artifice of her own genre. Themes include her illegal abortion, her troubled marriage, her mother’s decline from Alzheimer’s, her love affairs during middle age, and her experience with cancer. Ernaux received the 2022 Nobel Prize for Literature for a body of work that has been described as personal yet universal in its depictions of a woman living in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Ernaux’s long career includes 24 published books and a number of essays and short stories. Her work has been adapted to several award-winning films, including L’Evénement (2021; Happening), which won the Golden Lion at the 2021 Venice Film Festival. In announcing Ernaux’s Nobel Prize, the Swedish Academy lauded the “courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.” Ernaux was the 17th woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which has been awarded to 119 writers since the prize was established in 1901