Date(s) - 28/05/2014
Alliance Française de Delhi, Institut Français en Inde and
The French Embassy in India
Writers, Etc. – Session 31
in conversation with
Wednesday, 28th May 2014, 6.30pm
M. L. Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance française de Delhi
Writers, Etc is our literary platform: a space where the written word gets primacy, where written ideas and their practitioners can interact with each other and the general public, coming together to ask pertinent questions and seek their answers: what role does literature play in contemporary societies? How do writers see their responsibilities vis-à-vis the public and, turning that over, how do we see writers? How has the written word adapted to its place among the growing pantheon of varied and addictive forms of cultural transmission? The aim is to encourage a discovery, unencumbered by genre, of all the written oeuvres, ranging from living legends to new and emerging talent.
For our 31st session, we are very delighted to invite Florence Noiville in conversation with Naveen Kishore.
Florence Noiville began her professional career in the financial sector, later becoming a journalist and literary critic for French newspaper Le Monde, where she has worked since 1994. She is now the Foreign Fiction Editor at the book section, Le Monde des livres. She received a Biography Award in 2004 for her biography of the Nobel Prize-winning American author Isaac Bashevis Singer. Her first novel La Donation was published in 2007 by Stock (and in English by Northwestern University Press under the title The Gift) and her second novel L’Attachement (Stock) came out in 2012 and will be published in English in 2015 by Seagull Books. She is the author of a dozen books for children and her books have been translated into 14 languages. From 2007 to 2010, she has hosted “Le Monde des Livres”, a literary show on French television channel LCI.
Naveen Kishore, photographer and lighting designer, is also publisher at Seagull Books.