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The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators--Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father.
The Fox Sisters grew up outside of Rochester, NY, in a house with a reputation for being haunted, due to a series of strange “knockings” that plagued its inhabitants. Fed up with the sounds, the youngest of the sisters (aged twelve) challenged their ghost and ended up communicating with a spirit who had been murdered in the house and buried in the cellar.
Louis’s increasingly elaborate fantasy of what comes with being a supreme ruler: the pleasures, the responsibilities, the capriciousness. “What’s good for me is good for my people,” thinks King Louis in this clever fable about the randomness and absurdity of power, but also its abuses, and the hidden dangers in a society built on conformity.
Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity.
authors on tour Marianne Rubinstein is an Associate Professor of Economics at Université Paris 7. She has written a number of essays, as well as novels for both children and adults. In 2002, she published "Tout le monde n’a pas la chance d’être orphelin", an essay on the children of orphans of the Shoah. In "C’est maintenant du passé", published in 2009, she further explores the subject of the Shoah and recounts the story of her father’s family. Rubinstein is also the author of "L'Economie pour toutes", a book on the Economy written by and for women.
authors on tour Malika Ferdjoukh was born in 1957 in Algeria and has lived in Paris since she was a child. While a student at the Sorbonne, she often skipped classes in favor of watching films at the "ciné-club", where she absorbed the entirety of the American cinema, from westerns to detective films. Above all, however, Ferdjoukh is an unabashed lover of musicals and is able to belt out the most improbable of show tunes.
authors on tour Sylvie Tissot is a French sociologist and feminist activist. She teaches political science at the Université de Vincennes-Saint Denis-Paris VIII. As an activist Tissot has objected the laws, policies, and restrictions imposed on migrants and protested the policy of ”double peine” (deportation following Incarceration). She is a critic of the 2004 French law forbidding conspicuous religious symbols in public schools, and has fought for marriage equality and equal parental rights for same-sex couples.
authors on tour Beatrice is self-thaught. She never attended a school of illustration. As a baby, she used to hide picture-books under her pillow. At five, she built her own books and at 8 she decided to become a writer and illustrator of children’s books.
authors on tour Réjane Sénac is a CNRS researcher at the Center for Political Research at Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) and a lecturer at Sciences Po. She is a member of PRESAGE, the steering committee for the research and lectures program on gender studies at Sciences Po. She is the President of the parity commission for the Haut Conseil de l’Egalité entre les femmes et les hommes, the high council for equality established by the French Prime Minister’s office.