Very acclaimed in France, Christophe Boltanski will talk about his new novel  The Safe House fortcoming in November at Chicago University Press!

About the author: Christophe Boltanski

Christophe Boltanski is the director of the French review XXI. Previously, he has worked for the daily le Progrès Egyptien, and the weekly L’Obs. He is the author of Minerais de sang, Chirac d’Arabie: Les mirages d’une politique française and Les Sept Vies de Yasser Arafat (all published by Grasset). In 2000 he received the Prix Bayeux-Calvados attributed to war correspondants for his report "The Minors in Hell" ("Les mineurs de l'enfer") on the exploitation of mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was more recently the recipient of the 2015 Prix Femina for his novel La Cache. In this work he explores creatively his personal history, using each room of the family home as a pretext to recall anecdotes, atmospheres of this unusual family. Boltanski comes from a long line of intellectuals starting with his grandfather Étienne Boltanski who was a member of the Academy of Medicine, his grandmother a well-known romance author who wrote under the pseudonym Annie Lauran, an uncle, the visual artist, Christian Boltanski and a father, the sociologist Luc Boltanski.

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Maison Française Columbia Buell Hall, 2nd floor, MC 4990


Christophe Boltanski at Columbia Maison Française

When
October 30th | 6–7:30 PM
Where
Maison Française Columbia
Buell Hall, 2nd floor, MC 4990


Very acclaimed in France, Christophe Boltanski will talk about his new novel  The Safe House fortcoming in November at Chicago University Press!

About the author: Christophe Boltanski

Christophe Boltanski is the director of the French review XXI. Previously, he has worked for the daily le Progrès Egyptien, and the weekly L’Obs. He is the author of Minerais de sang, Chirac d’Arabie: Les mirages d’une politique française and Les Sept Vies de Yasser Arafat (all published by Grasset). In 2000 he received the Prix Bayeux-Calvados attributed to war correspondants for his report "The Minors in Hell" ("Les mineurs de l'enfer") on the exploitation of mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He was more recently the recipient of the 2015 Prix Femina for his novel La Cache. In this work he explores creatively his personal history, using each room of the family home as a pretext to recall anecdotes, atmospheres of this unusual family. Boltanski comes from a long line of intellectuals starting with his grandfather Étienne Boltanski who was a member of the Academy of Medicine, his grandmother a well-known romance author who wrote under the pseudonym Annie Lauran, an uncle, the visual artist, Christian Boltanski and a father, the sociologist Luc Boltanski.

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