Celebrated French writer Catherine Cusset leads a French Book Club, exploring new tendencies in French and Francophone literature in a relaxed setting. Discussion is in French.
The new series takes place at La Maison Française of NYU. Update: Starting in April 2020, meetings will be held online until further notice.
The 2019-20 reading list:
Friday, September 27, 2019: Edouard Louis, Qui a tué mon père?
Friday, November 1: Annie Ernaux, Mémoire de fille
Friday, December 13 [note revised date]: Michel Houellebecq, Soumission
Friday, February 28, 2020: Marie NDiaye, Ladivine
Friday, April 10: Virginie Despentes, first volume of Vernon Subutex
Friday, May 8: Catherine Cusset, L'autre qu'on adorait
Friday, June 12, 12:00 noon: Camille Laurens, Celle que vous croyez
Register for each session by going to the relevant event page above. The registration link for each date will be active several weeks in advance.
Free and open to the public. Space is limited.
Purchase and read the book in advance.
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.