The French Institute supports the forthcoming visit to the UK of critically acclaimed best-selling author Anne Berest.


A descendant of renowned artist Picabia, Anne Berest, who previously published with her sister Claire a biography of musician Gabriële Buffet-Picada, will be crossing the Channel to engage British audiences with her latest novel, The Postcard (Europa Editions, 2023).

Told from the point of view of the author herself, whose Jewish-Russian refugee ancestors were murdered at Auschwitz, The Postcard is a poignantly gripping investigation into a family’s past. Following the Rabinovitch family from Russia to Latvia, Palestine, France and ultimately Poland, Berest delivers a heartbreaking and powerful tale of love, resilience and search for identity in the ashes of a devastated family.


UK Tour:

  • Fri 17 MayThe Postcard with Anne Berest, talk as part of Beyond Words Festival at the French Institute.

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  • Sun 19 MayTransforming Historical Narratives, panel as part of the European Writers’ Festival at the British Library.

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  • Tue 21 MayMeet Anne Berest, author of The Postcard, talk at the Institut français d’Ecosse.

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