Do not miss : Gaël Faye and Eric Vuillard at Albertine in October [fr]

Meet with the authors of Small Country and The Order of the Day

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 4:00 PM

French-Rwandan author and rapper Gaël Faye will discuss his award-winning novel, Small Country, just out in the US with Hogarth.

In discussion with Lisa Luca, director of the National Book Award Foundation, Faye will recount the poignant coming-of-age story of his fictional doppelgänger, Gabriel, who is forced to move to France when Burundi and Rwanda are hit by civil war and genocide. This depiction of a loss of innocence dives right into the maelstrom of African history, interweaving light and shadows, tragedy and humor in a stirring tribute to Faye’s past.

In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM

In conversation with author William Middleton, French author Éric Vuillard will discuss his 2017 Prix Goncourt-winning book, The Order of the Day (Other Press; trans. Mark Polizzotti), a behind-the-scenes account of the Anschluss, or annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany in March 1938.

In this short, dazzling narrative, Vuillard exposes the mechanics of hubris, manipulation, and bluff that led to the meeting of 24 German captains of industry with Nazi officials to extract funds for the National Socialist Party in 1933; then to the annexation of Austria in 1938.

This striking patchwork of anecdotes, fine words, and fevered dialogues illustrates how the most grotesque days are the ones that make history, and reminds us that the worst isn’t always unescapable.

In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP

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Last modified on 11/10/2018

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