ANDREÏ MAKINE is a Russian-born French author recently elected to the Académie Française. His notable works include Dreams of My Russian Summers, which won both the Prix Goncourt and Prix Médicis, and his most recent novel, Brief Loves That Live Forever. In 2011, Makine confirmed suspicions that he had published four books over the course of a decade under the pseudonym "Gabriel Osmonde." Andreï Makine will be interviewed by his U.S. publisher, Jeannette Seaver.
Jeannette Seaver was born in Paris and began her career as a concert violinist. She met her future husband, Richard Seaver, in Paris when he was running the influential literary magazine Merlin. Together they formed Seaver Books at Viking Press and later, Arcade Publishing, where for over twenty years they discovered new literary voices from other cultures, including Andrei Makine, Natalia Ginzburg, Ismail Kadare, and Nobel Laureates Octavio Paz and Mo Yan. Following Richard Seaver's death, Arcade's backlist was acquired by Skyhorse Publishing, where Jeannette currently serves as Editor of Arcade Publishing.
Co-sponsored with PEN and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy