Eric Hazan & Lauren Elkin
Monday 14 May
Laurent Gaudé
Tuesday 15 May
Atiq Rahimi
Wednesday 16 May
Marie Darrieussecq
Wednesday 16 May
Fishbach and Vernon Subutex
Monday 21 May
Proust in Just One Hour
Friday 18 May
Pénélope Bagieu,
Bryan & Mary Talbot

Tuesday 15 May
Miguel Bonnefoy & Daniel Hahn
Wednesday 16 May
Marcel Proust Real life, life finally uncovered and clarified, the only life in consequence lived to the full, is literature.

Leïla Slimani Writing is fundamentally an exercise in emancipation.

Marie Darrieussecq To say what is left unsaid: this is what writing is about.

French literature,
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.