Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Dinaw Mengestu @ Bard

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
Reem-Kayden Center Laszlo Z. Bito '60 Auditorium
31 Campus Rd
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Presented by Written Arts Program, French Studies Program, and Division of Languages and Literature.

Cosponsored by Bard’s Division of Languages and Literature, and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

Celebrated French writer Maylis de Kerangal in conversation with Dinaw Mengestu (followed by a reading in French and English)

Maylis de Kerangal

Maylis de Kerangal is the author of several novels and novellas in French, including La vie voyageuse (2003), Corniche Kennedy (2008), Naissance d’un pont (winner of the Prix Médicis 2010, and published in English as Birth of a Bridge), and, most recently, Un monde à portée de main (2018). In 2014, her fifth novel, Réparer les vivants, was published to wide acclaim, topped bestseller lists for months, and went on to win several prestigious prizes. Its American translation (The Heart, FSG 2016) was one of the Wall Street Journal’s Ten Best Fiction Works of 2016; its UK translation (Mend the Living) was the winner of the Wellcome Book Prize. Un chemin de table (2016) is de Kerangal’s most recent book made available in English, under the title The Cook (2019).

Praise for Mend the Living
“I’ve seldom read a more moving book” —Lydia Kiesling, Guardian
“[an] extraordinary novel that etches itself in the mind” —Eileen Battersby, Irish Times

Praise for The Cook
“de Kerangal’s food writing is incantatory […] I was left hungry for more” —Moira Hodgson, Wall Street Journal

 


For more information, call 845-758-7121, or e-mail trudel@bard.edu.

 

 

The Cook: A Novel Cover Image
By Maylis de Kerangal, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780374120900
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 26th, 2019

The Heart: A Novel Cover Image
By Maylis de Kerangal, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250117915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - February 14th, 2017

Birth of a Bridge Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780889228894
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Talonbooks - October 7th, 2014