Date(s) - 24/01/2020
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Vidyaranya High School
In partnership with Hyderabad Literary Festival, Alliance Française of Hyderabad invites you to meet French author Irène Frain on January 24th, at a Panel discussion from 14:00 to 14:40, for a conversation on her books and her career at Vidyaranya High School (Door No 5-9-20,Opp.Telangana Secretariat, Khairtabad). The discussion will be moderated by Mr.Samuel Bethet, Director, Alliance Française Hyderabad. Another participant in the discussion is Mr. Andrew Whitehead, a journalist with BBC for 35 years, an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham, England and a visiting professor at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.
All are welcome.
About the author:
Irène Frain is a French novelist, journalist, and historian. Her first novel, The Nabob (1982), is about a small Breton cabin boy who became a mogul in India. This epic tale of 18th century India was a success, and her subsequent novels honed further her talents: an acute sense of intrigue, a sometimes dry and at other times flamboyant style, attempts at empathy with her characters, some humor, and an abundant imagination.
Some of her novels are Modern Style (1984), Désirs (Desire) (1986), Secret de famille (Secret Family) (1989), Histoire de Lou (History of Lou) (1990), Devi (1992), L’homme fatal (Fatal man) (1995), Les hommes, etc. (Men, etc.) (2003), Au Royaume des Femmes (The Kingdom of Women) (2007), and Les Naufragés de l’île Tromelin (The Castaways of Tromelin island) (2009).
Frain regularly participates in actions in favor of the Tibetan cause. She is an ambassador for the association Aide à l’enfance tibétaine (Aid to Tibetan Children) and La Voix de l’enfant (The Voice of the child).