Caribbean Crossings - Tribute to Maryse Condé
Thursday 9 May
Marseille, Marcel and Co.
Saturday 11 May
The Postcard with Anne Berest
Friday 17 May
Friday 10 May
Beirut: From Ashes to Hope
Tuesday 14 May
The Times of Secrets
Saturday 18 May

From 9 to 19 May, the Institut français goes Beyond Words to cross borders and genres and takes us on a literary journey through discussions, readings, live performances and screenings.

Audiences can expect the best of contemporary French literature in English translation, the latest and most inspiring publications from both sides of the Channel and a great line-up including acclaimed authors and new voices.

With special thanks to Florence and Vincent Gombault, and to the Friends of the French Institute Trust for their support to the festival

Deborah Levy Beyond Words is always my favourite festival in London - intellectual, fun and great hospitality

Ben Okri The Beyond Words festival brings the riches of French intellectual and cultural life to London. A wonderful means to keep in touch with one of the great cultural traditions of the world.

Lauren Elkin I look forward to Beyond Words every year - the programming is always so inspiring and engaging. It's like crossing the Channel but all you have to do to get there is get on the Piccadilly line!