Festival of New French Writing: French and American Authors in Conversation
Where: Hemmerdinger Hall, Ground Floor, Silver Center, New York University,
100 Washington Square East, entrance at Waverly Place
2:30 PM Pascal Bruckner & Mark Lilla, moderated by Adam Gopnik
4:00 PM David B. & Ben Katchor, moderated by Françoise Mouly
7:30 PM Atiq rahimi & Russell Banks, moderated by Lila Azam Zanganeh
The conversations between French and American authors that constitute the seven one-hour sessions of the Festival of New French Writing will each pair one French and one American writer, confronting their respective experiences and ambitions with respect to literary creation. Each animated by an American cultural critic familiar with the literatures of the two countries, the dialogues will explore the singular qualities of each author, national similarities and differences, as well as the future of literature.
The availability of simultaneous interpretation will enable all participants to express themselves in their own language.
See the festival website for additional information.