We Recommend: Talks

Jan Michalski Foundation Writing Residences

Wed 1 May - Sun 15 Sept

Fondation Jan Michalski

Residences at Jan Michalski Foundation, at the foot of the Jura mountains in Switzerland, are now open for the 2020 session. Priority is given to writers and translators, and a percentage of the residences will be dedicated to nature writing.

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Hubert Butler Essay Prize 2019

Mon 3 Jun - Mon 2 Sept

HEART London

The Hubert Butler Essay Prize is intented to encourage the art of essay-writing with a resolute European dimension and to expand interest in the works of Butler. The subject for this year is "Where does a citizen of the world belong?".

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Annie Ernaux: Remembrance of Things Past

Wed 21 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

One of the greatest living francophone authors, Annie Ernaux presents her novel The Years, a Proustian rush of memories drawn from a French society increasingly addicted to the cult of consumerism, shortlisted this year for the Man Booker International Prize.

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Rencontre littéraire: Annie Ernaux

Thu 22 Aug

Institut français d'Edimbourg

Beyond the Edinburgh International Book Festival, meet Annie Ernayux. Her 2008 historical memoir Les Années (The Years) is considered by many to be her magnum opus. It is the poignant social history of a woman and of the evolving society she lived in.

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Mathias Énard and Ece Temelkuran: East of Where?

Sat 24 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Mathias Énard, who came to worldwide attention when his masterpiece Compass was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, discusses his sumptuous meditation on the West’s idea of the East with journalist Ece Temelkuran.

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Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series: Adélaïde Bon

Sat 24 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Hear powerful testimonies from women who recognise that by sharing their stories they are not only standing up for their own rights, but empowering others to claim their right to be heard. Authors reading include Adélaïde Bon, Elle Nash and Ece Temelkuran.

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Adélaïde Bon & Rhik Samadder: Testimonies of Survival

Sun 25 Aug

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Two authors come together to share their tales of survival. French writer and actress Adélaïde Bon's The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is a courageous account of childhood rape, and a vital addition to the #MeToo movement.

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Rencontre littéraire: Adélaïde Bon

Mon 26 Aug

Institut français d'Edimbourg

Beyond the Edinburgh International Book Festival, meet actor and writer Adélaïde Bon. At 9 years old, she was sexually abused. Her first book, La petite fille sur la banquise confronts this dreadful journey in a distant, mature and discerning fashion.

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European Women in Games

Tue 10 - Thu 12 Sept

London

Over 50 speakers and panellists, including French experts will showcase the diverse talent that exists in the games industry and help stimulate future generations.

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International Translation Day 2019 – Translating Today

Mon 30 Sept

Free Word Centre

The largest coming-together for the UK translation community, explores what it means to be a translator working in this moment, and what it means to attempt to translate it.

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Triangular Talks: Faïza Guene, Pierre Jarawan and Azadeh Moaveni

Mon 7 Oct

The Old Joint Stock

Triangular Talks are a series of contemporary literature events organised jointly by the Institut français London and the Goethe-Institut London, supported by the deutsch-französische Kulturfonds. As part of the Birmingham Literature Festival.

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Sonica Glasgow

Thu 31 Oct - Sun 10 Nov

Glasgow (city-wide)

Sonica Glasgow is an 11-day biennial festival, dedicated to world-class visual sonic arts, presenting exceptional international artists alongside emerging UK talent in diverse venues, city-wide.

Contemporary Music, Performing Arts, Talks, Visual Arts