Yanick Lahens

SEPT 2017
Yanick Lahens is a major figure of Haitian literature. After attending university in France, she returned to Haiti, where she taught at the university in Port-au-Prince and worked for the Ministry of Culture. She is involved in numerous projects dedicated to the fight against illiteracy in Haiti, or the “Road to Slavery” project, focused on addressing the issue of slavery in Haiti through art and literature. Her fifth novel, Moonbath won the prestigious Prix Fémina in 2014. READ MORE

Marie Darrieussecq

OCT 23 - NOV 5, 2017

Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in the Basque country, in France. She graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris and wrote her Ph.D. thesis on auto-fiction. She wrote her first novel Truismes in six weeks (1996). It was translated in 24 languages and was met with immediate worldwide success. It appeared in English translation in 1997 under the title Pig Tales. She has since published many works  published by the Editions P.O.L, six of which have been translated into English.


Mathias Enard

OCT 28 - NOV 5 2017
Mathias Énard is the award-winning author of Zone and Street of Thieves, and a translator from Persian and Arabic. He won the Prix Goncourt in 2015 for Compass. READ MORE

Édouard Louis

OCT-NOV 2017
Born in the North of France in the 90's, Édouard Louis is one of the most prominent young voices in the literary European landscape today. Compared to Jean Genet by The Paris Review, his work deals with class, sexuality and violence. His two first novels, The End of Eddy, and History of violence, got translated into more than 25 languages. He is also the editor of a scholarly work on the sociologist Pierre Bourdieu. His work appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and Freeman's. READ MORE