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Replay: The Art of Losing with Alice Zeniter

Albertine hosts lively debates and discussions exploring popular and classical culture through a modern and global lens. In 2021, it hosted a conversation with Alice Zeniter and Daneet Steffens:

Author Alice Zeniter and literary critic Daneet Steffens joined the Albertine's team for a talk on Zeniter’s widely acclaimed, bestselling novel The Art of Losing (trans. Frank Wynne, ed. FSG, 2021). The Art of Losing is a moving family novel that spans three generations, seventy years, and two shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It is a resonant, accessible history of Algeria and the diaspora told by those who lived it. It is also the story of how we carry on in the face of loss: loss of a country, an identity, a language, a connection. And it is, ultimately, an immersive, unforgettable excavation of the personal legacies of colonialism, immigration, and war.


Alice Zeniter is a French novelist, translator, scriptwriter, and director. Her novel Take This Man was published in English by Europa Editions in 2011. Zeniter has won many awards for her work in France, including the Prix Littéraire de la Porte Dorée, the Prix Renaudot des Lycéens, and the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, which was awarded to The Art of Losing. She lives in Brittany.

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