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Day Two of the World Writers’ Festival

September 22, 2013

The second day of the World Writers' Festival opened with A Coffee with Catherine Millet, held at the Musée Eugène Delacroix, and included a wide selection of events, including the following:

  • John Banville in Conversation - When Prose meets Poetry
  • David Grossman in Conversation – The Language of Grief
  • Nadeem Aslam in Conversation - Love and Conflict, at Le Monde
  • Amin Maalouf in Conversation – Identity and Conflict, at Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Deborah Eisenberg in Conversation: Short Form Fiction, at Maison de la Poésie
  • Walter Mosley in Conversation – The Mean Streets, at Théâtre des Abbesses
  • Elif Shafak in Conversation - Reimagining East and West, at Le Monde
  • The Graphic Novel — featuring Antonin Baudry, Florence Noiville and Nadja — at Maison de la Poésie
  • Michael Ondaatje in Conversation – Poetry in Fiction, at Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Globalization and Literature — featuring Vassalis Alexakis, Nadeem Aslam, Amin Maalouf and Columbia Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak — Théâtre des Abbesses
  • Ahdaf Soueif – The Writer as Activist, at Le Monde
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Marie Darrieussecq in conversation – Literary Stereotypes and Identity, at La Bibliothèque nationale de France
  • Ishmael Beah in Conversation – Children with Guns, at Maison de la Poésie
  • Adaptation — featuring Vassalis Alexakis, Nadeem Aslam, Amin Maalouf and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak — at Maison de la Poésie
  • Columbia Professor Richard Ford in Conversation, at the Louvre

The first photo in the gallery above right is Richard Ford.

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The second day of the World Writers' Festival opened with A Coffee with Catherine Millet, held at the Musée Eugène Delacroix, and included a wide selection of events.

—Photographs by Jeff Ballinger and Khanh Renaud

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John Banville in Conversation - When Prose Meets Poetry

John Banville speaks with Sandrine Treiner at Maison de la Poésie on Sept 21, 2013, co-sponsored by the Maison de la Poésie and France Culture

John Banville the author of some 20 books penned in his own name but also writes internationally acclaimed noir fiction under the pseudonym, Benjamin Black. He’s an often-mentioned contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature and has been quoted as saying his goal is to give his prose “the kind of denseness and thickness that poetry has,” and that he is “trying to blend poetry and fiction into some new form.” Could there be a better setting than The House of Poetry for this special conversation with a master of English and the Adjunct Director of programming at France Culture?