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Café Littéraire: Faïza Guène & Sarah Ardizzone

Monday 15 August 2016 14:00-15:00

Please note that the café littéraire will start at 14:00.

In partnership with the Book Department of the Institut français du Royaume-Uni, we are delighted to welcome Faïza Guène, guest of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, for an informal ’café littéraire’ at the Institut.

Born in 1985, Faïza Guène is the child of Algerian immigrants and lived during her childhood in a council house in Pantin, near Paris. She started writing when she was 19 to talk about the lives of young people in the French suburbs. In 2011, she was selected by UNESCO as one of fifteen artists under 35 years to be awarded the title of ’’Young Artists for Intercultural Dialogue between Arab and Western Worlds’’. In 2004 she directed and wrote the script of her short film named Nothing But Words. She continued writing and published books such as Just like tomorrow and Some dream for fools.

Guène will be at Edinburgh International Book Festival on Sunday 14 August, in conversation with her translator Sarah Ardizzone to discuss her new novel Men Don’t Cry.

At the institut français, they will continue the discussion and talk about Guène’s other books and their long-standing writer-translator relationship.

Learn more about Faiza Guène on theFrench Books UK blog on culturetheque.

Talk in English
Admission free.
Booking is essential: 0131 225 5366 or by email

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