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Leïla Slimani in conversation with Sophie Hughes

Arequipa 2019, 

Leïla Slimani is the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for the shocking thriller and global best-seller, Lullaby. She discusses her work and her new novel Adèle with the British publisher and translator Sophie Hughes. Through her work, she defends women’s rights by addressing, in particular, female sexuality, Slimani is Presidents Macron’s personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture.

With the support of the Embassy of France and Wom@rts