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About Machines à écrire
We launched our new series on contemporary writing in 2018. Led by a prominent figure in French culture, we invite four writers every year in order to reflect and discuss on a chosen theme. These interviews will each take place on a Monday night; the following day, the invited authors will give public lectures, and their works will be integrated into the curriculum of a class at NYU. With our host’s taste, the appreciation of listeners and students, and especially the talent of these authors, we will discover through the years to come what makes the “machines à écrire” of the French language resonate.
About Pierre Michon
Pierre Michon is a French writer. His first novel, Small lives (1984), is widely regarded as a genuine masterpiece in contemporary French literature. He has won several prizes for Small lives and for The Origin of the World (1996) as well as for his body of work. His novels and stories have been translated into German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Serbian, Czech, Norwegian, Estonian and English.
Photo: Jean-Luc Bertini