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Série Noire a l'Alliance : 50 shades of noir? #1

Perspectives on what constitutes a noir novel with Simon François and Jake Hinkson

  • Thursday, May 18 • 6:00 p.m.

  • $10 Non-member • Free for members and students*

  • On-site • 54 W Chicago Ave


A conversation with French author Simon François (Editions du Masque) and American award-winning author Jake Hinkson.

Join our guest authors for a unique and exclusive event, a one-hour discussion panel moderated by Geoffrey Ruiz, Alliance’s School Director and Anne Sophie Rouveloux, a “chroniqueuse” who has interviewed many authors for French magazines and radio shows, both French nationals living in Chicago.

Followed by a Q&A, book signing and libations.

Workshop will be conducted in English with French flair. On site.

Novelist Jake Hinkson was born and raised in Arkansas. He has written six novels, as well as articles and profiles for The Los Angeles Review Of Books, Mental Floss, and Noir City, and he is the author of the essay collection The Blind Alley: Exploring Film Noir’s Forgotten Corners. His books have been translated into French, German, Italian, and he has received the two most prestigious awards granted to literary crime fiction in France: in 2016, his novel Hell on Church Street (L’Enfer de Church Street) was awarded the Prix Mystère de la Critique, and his novel No Tomorrow (Sans Lendemain) was awarded the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière in 2018. He lives in Chicago.

*High school, college, or university students must bring IDs to event, or register with their .edu email addresses online, to receive free admission

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