Tuesday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m.
Free for members & students* • $15 Non-members
Online • In French with English translation
*Students with IDs on-site / .edu addresses online. High school, college, or university.
Called a literary tour de force, French author Hervé Le Tellier blends crime, fantasy, sci-fi, and thriller in L’anomalie, now published in English by Other Press in the US.
Listen to the winner of the most prestigious of the French prizes in conversation with our own Isabelle David! Please note the conversation will be in French with English translation.
“The prize for best novel… to Hervé Le Tellier, a former journalist, for ‘L’Anomalie,’ a science-fiction thriller that revolves around the double lives of passengers aboard a Paris-New York flight.” —NEW YORK TIMES
Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher. He has been a member of the Oulipo group since 1992 and one of the “papous” of the famous France Culture radio show. He has published fifteen books of stories, essays, and novels, including Enough About Love (Other Press, 2011), The Sextine Chapel (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011), and A Thousand Pearls (Dalkey Archive Press, 2011).
Isabelle David is the Ecole Franco-Américaine de Chicago (EFAC) director. She also leads the book club of the Alliance française Woman’s Board and publishes a blog all about French literature, Sur un livre perchée.
Check www.af-chicago.org/library for more author programs, in French and English. Visit our mediatheque in person or check our online selection on Cutlurethèque!