The Institut français du Royaume-Uni is happy to announce the forthcoming visit of one of France’s most promising writers, Jean-Baptiste del Amo, to promote his latest UK publication, The Son of Man

Translated by Frank Wynne and published by Fitzcarraldo editions, The Son of Man is a masterful story of domestic violence and generational trauma told against the haunting backdrop of a lone house in the mountains.

Del Amo has been critically acclaimed in France and the UK, winning the Goncourt First Novel Prize, but also the Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year in 2019, and the 2020 Republic of Consciousness Prize.

Del Amo will talk about The Son of Man with fellow authors Munir Hachemi, Sara Mesa, and Max Liu on 27 May at the Hay Literature Festival in Hay-on-Wye.

He will also be in conversation with podcast host Jack Young at the Stanfords bookshop in Bristol, and with writer and editor Kathryn Bromwich on the 30 of May at the Foyles flagship Charing Cross bookshop (London).


UK Tour:

  • Mon 27 MayJean-Baptiste del Amo, Munir Hachemi and Sara Mesa talk to Max Liu, talk as part of the Hay Festival.

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  • Sun 19 MayJean-Baptiste Del Amo: The Son of Man, discussion at the Stanfords bookshop, Bristol

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  • Tue 21 MayJean-Baptiste del Amo in Conversation with Kathryn Bromwich, talk at Foyles Charing Cross Road

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