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Joy Sorman

French Literature in the Making: Joy Sorman

in conversation
with Olivier Barrot

Monday, September 30, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Florence Gould Event

Joy Sorman
It is less than a decade since Joy Sorman stopped teaching philosophy and turned to writing. In that short span, she has secured an important place not only as a writer of fiction but also as one of the leading spokespersons for an assertive, demanding brand of feminism. Her first book, Boys, Boys, Boys, a manifesto for a “virile feminism” was awarded the prestigious Prix Flore (2005) and immediately earned her a place as a major voice among the younger generation. Among her other books are L’Inhabitable and Paris Gare du Nord (both 2011); Comme une bête (2012), as well as two works written in collaboration, 14 Femmes, pour un féminisme pragmatique (2007) and Parce que ça nous plait : L’Invention de la jeunesse (2010). She has also won the Prix Georges Brassens as well as the “Prix Liste Goncourt : le choix polonais” 2012. Joy Sorman has worked on many cultural programs for French television and radio.

Olivier Barrot
Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume: Gérard Philipe; Je ne suis pas là; Le Fils perdu, co-author, La Vie culturelle dans la France occupée

In French.

Presented with the additional support of Sofitel, the Centre National du Livre, Open Skies, and Institut Français.