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Olivia Rosenthal

Award-winning novelist Olivia Rosenthal is embarking on a tour of NYC and Boston to promote her novel To Leave with the Reindeer (And other Stories, 2019, tr. by Sophie Lewis) from April 11-25, 2020. 


Born in Paris in 1965, Olivia Rosenthal is a French novelist, playwright, and performer. She also teaches creative writing at Université Paris VIII, having co-founded one of the first French MA programs in creative writing. A prolific writer, she has won numerous awards for her novels, including the Prix Wexler, the Prix Alexandre-Vialatte, and the Prix du Livre Inter. She will be touring in NYC and Boston from April 11-25, 2020, to promote the newly-released translation of her novel To Leave with the Reindeer (And other Stories, 2019, tr. by Sophie Lewis).


About the Book: To Leave with the Reindeer

Winner of the Prix du Livre Inter, To Leave with the Reindeer explores the dilemmas that come with the domestication of animals—both human and non-human—and reveals the potential price of freedom. 

While the central narrative follows the life of a young woman through the lens of her relationship with animals, other voices interject—those of vets, farmers, breeders, trainers, and even a butcher—to add their own unique insights about how humans relate to animals. 

With a fascinating mix of first and second person narration, this cerebral novel pushes the reader to have a personal stake in the stories being told, and to in turn examine their own relationships with animals, themselves, and freedom. 

Translated by Sophie Lewis from French, To Leave with the Reindeer was published in English on April 23, 2019.


TO BOOK AN EVENT WITH THE AUTHOR

Note that we have limited funding available for our tours. Please let us know if you would be able to arrange for domestic travel to/from the event. If you would like to invite this author to speak at your university or bookstore, please fill out the application form and email it to Ondine Cotto.

Photo by Catherine Tambrun

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