Celebrated French writer Catherine Cusset will lead a French Book Club, exploring new tendencies in French and Francophone literature in a relaxed setting. Discussion will be in French.
The new series will take place at La Maison Française of NYU on several Friday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Fall semester dates and titles to be discussed are:
Friday, September 27: Edouard Louis, Qui a tué mon père?
Friday, November 1: Annie Ernaux, Mémoire de fille
Friday, December 13 [note revised date]: Michel Houellebecq, Soumission
Purchase and read the book in advance. Books available at Albertine Books (972 Fifth Avenue, albertine.com).
Free and open to the public.
Update: The first meeting is now at capacity. A waitlist is available on the registration page.
Catherine Cusset is the award-winning, best-selling author of thirteen novels published by Gallimard. She taught literature at Yale between 1991 and 2002 and lives in New York City. Her novel Un brillant avenir received the Goncourt des Lycéens Prize in 2008 and her novel L’autre qu’on adorait was a finalist for the Goncourt Prize in 2016. The Story of Jane was published by Simon & Schuster in 2001 and Life of David Hockney came out in May 2019 with Other Press.