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Jan 10
TOUR
Chambre Noire by Plexus Polaire 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
Jan
18
20
Film Series
The Image Book of Jean-Luc Godard Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Jan 18
Film
A Night of French Short Films Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz 10361 W Pico Bvd Los Angeles, CA 90064

Lola Lafon

Lola Lafon, with a French, Russian and Polish background, was raised in the equally diverse cities of Bucharest, Sofia and Paris. Her first love was dance, but then she turned to writing. Her first three novels were published by Flammarion. These titles were nominated for several French literary awards, and tackle several ideological themes such as capitalism, antifascism, utopia or feminism.

Lafon is politically engaged in several collectives, addressing feminist questions and concerns; while she runs writing workshops aimed towards underserved or disadvantaged youth populations.

 

About The Little Communist Who Never Smiled


(Seven Stories Press, 2016, translated by Nick Caistor)

The Little Communist Who Never Smiled won ten prizes when it was released in France. This fictionalized account of the life of Nadia Comaneci, a child of communist Romania and an Olympic gymnast who inspired young girls around the globe, shows how a single athletic event mesmerizes the world and reverberates across nations.

 

Tour Program


TORONTO

Monday, October 24, 8pm - roundtable at International Festival of Authors

Tuesday, October 25, 7pm - rencontre à l'Alliance Française de Toronto

Wednesday, October 26, -pm - Roundtable "Writing History, Telling Stories" at the IFOA.

BOSTON

Thursday, October 27, 5:30pm - Boston University, Center for European Studies

NEW YORK

Friday October 28, 7pm - Albertine: An evening with Alexandra Schwartz

Sunday October 30, 7pm - Blue Stockings: A conversation with Jessica Strand

Tuesday November 1 - Lycée Français de New York and Alliance Française of Westchester

Wednesday November 2, 2pm to 5pm - Lehman College: A literary afternoon

SAN FRANCISCO

Friday, November 4: Gender in Translation at Berkeley University


If you would like to invite this author to speak at your university or bookstore

- in Canada, please contact Ella Waldmann at ella.waldmann@diplomatie.gouv.fr

- in New York, please contact Alix de Cazotte at alix.decazotte@diplomatie.gouv.fr

- in San Francisco, please contat Stéphane Ré at stephane.re@diplomatie.gouv.fr 

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