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A Conversation with Leïla Slimani

A Franco-Moroccan novelist born in 1981, Leïla Slimani was awarded the 2016 Goncourt Prize for her novel The Perfect Nanny, published by Gallimard and translated into 44 languages, making her the "most widely read French author in the world". An acclaimed author, feminist and committed activist, her fearless writing sparks passionate debates. She addresses issues such as sexual addiction In the Garden of the Ogre, the story of a double murder of two children and social struggle in The Perfect Nanny, and the violence of patriarchy in Sex and Lies: Sexual Life in Morocco. Leila Slimani is French president Emmanuel Macron’s personal representative for French language and culture, but has used her position to publicly condemn the President of the Republic’s remarks in November, in support of migrants.
non member sdl: 45 CHF
sdl members & festival pass: 30 CHF
student: 10 CHF
accredited: free
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Tuesday 12 March


Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

En partenariat avec la Société de Lecture