The Art of Capturing Life in Writing: Annie Ernaux and Kate Zambreno

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The Art of Capturing Life in Writing: Annie Ernaux and Kate Zambreno

Join Annie Ernaux and Kate Zambreno for a conversation on Ernaux's body of work (Seven Stories Press).

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Albertine 972 5th Avenue New York, NY 10075

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A majestic figure of French literature, Annie Ernaux is revered by millions of readers, and her influence on French writers --from Nicolas Mathieu to Edouard Louis-- may be the most profound and enduring.

Intertwining the streams of France’s sociopolitical and cultural landscape together with the narrative of her life, Ernaux reinvented the genre of memoir-writing. Her work has helped “de-particularize women’s experiences” in a way that is comparable to what Beauvoir’s The Second Sex achieved in the 1960s (and beyond). For the first time since Seven Stories Press started publishing her work in the US, Annie Ernaux will be in NYC, to present Les Années Super 8, a film co-directed with her son, David Ernaux Briot at New York Film Festival.

Kate Zambreno is the author of eight books, most recently the novel Drifts (Riverhead, published in France by éditions la Croisée, trans. by Stéphane Vanderhaegue) and a study of Hervé Guibert, To Write As If Already Dead (Columbia University Press).

On Monday, October 10 at 6pm, we'll have the tremendous honor to welcome Annie Ernaux and Kate Zambreno for a conversation on Ernaux's body of work, including her latest novel, Getting Lost, (Seven Stories). This event will be in English. It is free with RSVP.

Please note that seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.