Real life, life finally uncovered and clarified, the only life in consequence lived to the full, is literature.
In the middle of those cold and hungry nights, I gave myself up to tropical splendour, stories of love and death, heroic acts and dense forests.
To say what is left unsaid: this is what writing is about.
live, loud and proud!
From 14 to 21 May 2018, the Institut français will go Beyond Words with a festival bursting with bilingual live literature events, writers’ talks, musical performances, shared reading experiences, book launches, screenings of recent literary adaptations, staged readings...
Beyond Words brings together French-language writers recently translated into English, English-language writers who have a special connection with France, European writers appearing in translation, as well as translators, musicians, academics, historians, actors and all who are interested in bringing literature to life in other words.