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Rencontre littéraire : Adélaïde Bon

Monday 26 August 11:00-12:00

Rencontres littéraires
Beyond the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Institut is happy to offer visiting French authors a relaxed and intimate atmosphere in which they can meet Francophone audiences and talk about their works in their mother tongue. All events are free, but ticketed and reservations are strongly suggested.

Adélaïde Bon is an actor and writer. When she was nine years old, a stranger followed her home and raped her in the stairwell of her building. Her abuser was eventually condemned to eighteen years in prison without parole in 2016, after a trial where she had to face the man who destroyed her entire life. Her first book, La petite fille sur la banquise (The Little Girl on the Ice Floe) confronts this dreadful journey in a distant, mature and discerning fashion.

Event Details

Rencontre littéraire : Adélaïde Bon
Monday, 26 August 2019 | 11:00
In FRENCH | FREE, but reservations are strongly suggested

Institut français d’Ecosse
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (first floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

Access Details
The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt diplomatie.gouv.fr

IFE Membership and Discount Rates
While this event is free and open to all, the Institut programmes many members only events and offers discounted member rates at other events. Find out more about becoming a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse.

Edinburgh International Book Festival
At the EIBF, Adélaïde Bon will be participating in Testimonies of Survival with British actor and writer Rhik Samadder. The two authors will come together to share their tales of survival. Adélaïde Bon’s The Little Girl on the Ice Floe constitutes a courageous account of childhood rape, and a vital addition to the #MeToo movement.

Photo montage: Marie France
Event logo: The Times

Institut Français Écosse 2019