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Série Noire à l'Alliance : 50 shades of noir? (In English)

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

  • Thursday, May 18 • 6:00 p.m.

  • Free Admission (Suggested donation $5 – $10)

  • On-site • 54 W Chicago Ave

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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.

About Simon François

Simon François’s novel Les Portes étroites, recently published at the famed Editions du Masque, is currently receiving critical acclaim in France. It was featured in Paris Match, Les Echos, and TV5 to name a few. It is also in competition at the prestigious festival, Quais du Polar, where it has been nominated in the “Polar en Séries” category — a category that leads TV adaptations!

About Jake Hinkson

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.

*This event is Free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 – $10.

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