The loss of happiness in a world in decline. This is the central theme of the latest novel by French writer Jean Paul Dubois which last year snatched the most prestigious literary award in the French language. His novel, Tous les hommes n'habitent pas le monde de la même façon, which one could say foreshadowed the uncertainty that would come later, won the Prix Goncourt with the story of Paul Hansen, who looks back at his life and reflects on injustice and fraternity from his prison cell in Quebec. Among his other 21 books are Kennedy et moi (France Télévisions award), Le cas Sneijder and Si ce livre pouvait me rapprocher de toi, all three of which have been made into films, as well as A French Life (Vie Francçaise) ( Femina and Fnac awards) and Vous plaisantez, monsieur Tanner. He has also worked as a journalist and published articles in Le Nouvel Observateur.
Carmen Posadas is a celebrated author of novels and a writer of children’s stories and essays. Among her most notable works which have been translated into more than 25 languages are Five Blue Flies (Cinco moscas azules), Little Indiscretions (Pequeñas infamias) which earned the Premio Planeta and La hija de Cayetana. Her work as a journalist has earned her the Premio Iberoamericano de Periodismo Rey Felipe. She’s currently a columnist in the weekly magazine XLSemanal. Alongside her brother Gervasio, she runs an online writing course.
Jean Paul Dubois and Carmen Posadas will talk with Fernando Paz, director of AdN Alianza de Novelas Publishing.
Mr Dubois will participate via video link, while Ms Posadas and Mr Paz will be on stage.
Photography of Jean Paul Dubois © Xavier de Fenoyl
Coorganised with Grupo Anaya, Adn Alianza de Novelas, Institut Français and the Embassy of France in Spain