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The Thing About France: Rick Moody

Author Rick Moody on French Theory, the Charlie Hebdo Attacks, and Creative Constraints

At the French Embassy we have an award called the Arts and Letters Award, where we effectively “Knight” people for their contributions to French culture. When author Rick Moody was next up to receive it, we knew we had to organize a podcast episode to get his take on France. In characteristic French extravagance, we ended up organizing a marathon evening that included an award ceremony, a podcast recording, and even a conversation at our bookstore, Albertine. That afternoon, Rick strolled into my office in his signature hat and radiating positive energy. 

The conversation centered on French theory (6:50), the American reaction to the Charlie Hebdo attacks (18:00), and the benefits of creative constraints in writing (15:28).

About
The Thing About France is a podcast where cultural figures explore the fascinating and complicated relationship between France and America. Hosted by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts.

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