The conversations between French and American authors that constitute the seven one-hour sessions of the Festival of New French Writing will each pair one French and one American writer, confronting their respective experiences and ambitions with respect to literary creation. Each animated by an American cultural critic familiar with the literatures of the two countries, the dialogues will explore the singular qualities of each author, national similarities and differences, as well as the future of literature.

The availability of simultaneous interpretation will enable all participants to express themselves in their own language.



all events will be held in hemmerdinger hall, ground floor, silver center, new york university,
100 washington square east, entrance at waverly place

simultaneous interpretation available — all events are free

Schedule Thursday
7:00 geneviève brisac rick moody moderated by chad w. post
8:30 stéphane audeguy   jane kramer

Schedule Friday
2:30 pascal bruckner   mark lilla moderated by adam gopnik
4:00 david b. ben katchor moderated by françoise mouly

Schedule Friday
7:30 atiq rahimi   russell banks moderated by lila azam zanganeh

Schedule Saturday
2:30 laurence cossé   arthur phillips moderated by judith g. miller
4:00 philippe claudel  a. m. homes moderated by john r. macarthur