Colombe Schneck & Natasha Brown in conversation: The Paris Trilogy



6.30pm, Wednesday 26th June



Come along to our evening with Colombe Schneck and Natasha Brown to celebrate The Paris Trilogy, Colombe’s first English language publication, translated by Lauren Elkin and Natasha Lehrer.


‘This is valuable writing. It has immense vitality. You will encounter a female narrator whose direct and bright-eyed stare at the world, and her self, is without shame or faux modesty. At the same time, it is also a deep study of existence, at various ages and stages in life.’ Deborah Levy


Writing in response to Annie Ernaux and in conversation with Elena Ferrante, Colombe Schneck’s three semi-autobiographical takes on a woman’s life form an elegant, powerful exploration of sexuality, bodily autonomy, friendship, loss and renewal.


Colombe Schneck is the director of four documentary films, the author of eleven books of fiction and non-fiction, and has received prizes from the Académie Française, Madame Figaro and the Society of French Writers, as well as having been shortlisted for the Renaudot, Femina and Interallié prizes. She lives in Paris.


Natasha Brown’s debut novel Assembly was shortlisted for several awards including the Folio Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize and the Orwell Prize for Fiction. It has been translated into 17 languages. Natasha was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2023 and one of the Observer’s Best Debut Novelists in 2021. She’s also a Women’s Prize Futures Award finalist.


Tickets are £6.00 and include a glass of wine or a soft drink.


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