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Leïla Slimani in the Bay Area

Leïla Slimani is a novelist and journalist. She was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 2016 for her novel Chanson douce, published in English as The Perfect Nanny (Penguin Books). Her first novel, Dans le jardin de l’ogre, was given the La Mamounia Literary Prize. Slimani’s latest work, an essay on sexuality in Morocco entitled Sexe et mensonges, has been nominated for the Prix Renaudot.  

Slimani will be in the Bay area from April 8, 2018 to April 10, 2018 and will attend the following events:

"Women lit" (Bay Area Book Festival) | Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 7pm - 9pm
Women Lit, a new program of the Bay Area Book Festival, welcomes Leïla Slimani, winner of the Prix Goncourt in France, to discuss her novel The Perfect Nanny. The novel has sold a million copies, sweeping Europe and now the United States. NPR called it "one of the most important books of the year." Wrote a reviewer in The New Yorker, "I've thought about [The Perfect Nanny] pretty much every day.... [It] felt less like an entertainment, or even a work of art, than a compulsion.... I found it extraordinary."
More information and tickets here.

Leïla Slimani at The Bindery | Monday, April 9, 2018 | 7:30pm - 9pm
About The Perfect Nanny (Penguin Books 2018):
She has the keys to their apartment. She knows everything. She has embedded herself so deeply in their lives that it now seems impossible to remove her.
When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood—and the American debut of an immensely talented writer.
The #1 international bestseller and winner of France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt.

Join us at The Bindery (1727 Haight Street, San Francisco) on April 9 at 7:30pm!