French author – Meet Agnes Desarthe

Type: Event
Location: EFL University, Alliance Française, Oxford bookstore
City: Hyderabad
Date: Fri, 2011/11/11 – 3:00pm
Price: Open to all
Alliance Française of Hyderabad is pleased to invite
French author, Mme Agnès Desarthe
for her conference in Hyderabad

Agnès Desarthe has written novels for adults as well as books for kids. She will participate in the Hay Festival in Trivandrum from 18 to 20 November 2011, and will come to Hyderabad on 11th and 12thNovember. She will be touring only these two cities in India.

She studied and taught English literature at the highest level, and wrote about 30 books for youngsters, 8 novels, and a book about Virginia Woolf. She is also the French translator of Loïs Lowry, Anne Fine, Cynthia Ozick, Jay McInerney and Virginia Woolf.

She won the “Prix du Livre Inter” in 1996 for her novel Un secret sans importance, the “Prix Marcel Pagnol” and “Virgin/version Fémina” for Le remplaçant (published in 2009), and recentrly, the “Prix Renaudot des Lycéens” for her latest novel published by Éditions de l’Olivier, titled Dans la nuit brune. Her novel Mangez-moi(2006), Chez moi in the English translation (2008), has been translated in more than fifteen languages.

4 of her novels have been translated in English:

-Good intentions was published by HarperCollins England in 2001
-Five photos of my wife, HarperCollins England in 2002
-Chez-moi (L’Olivier, 2006), published by Portobello (England) and Viking (United States) in 2008. The book was a best-seller everywhere, and in the USA, the first publication was of 42 000 books.
-Dans la nuit brune (L’Olivier, 2010), will be published by Portobello early 2012.

Bilingual French / English, she can participate easily in encounters/talks in India.

 

Friday, 11th November

3pm- EFL University

 

Saturday, 12th November

11am :  Alliance Française, Hyderabad

4pm : Oxford bookstore, The Park

 

Open to all