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Nicolas Mathieu in Conversation


Nicolas Mathieu smiling and leaning out of a window to show his Prix Goncourt-winning novel

September 26, 2023

Join us for several exciting conversations with Nicolas Mathieu, Villa Albertine Atlanta resident and 2018 winner of the Prix Goncourt for his second novel, AND THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM.

Georgia Tech | Monday, Sept. 11 | 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Gender, Power, and Social Realities in Literature: A Discussion between Nicolas Mathieu and Stéphanie Boulard

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Duke University | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

On Literature and Peripheries: Nicolas Mathieu in Conversation with Anne-Gaëlle Saliot and Patrick Lyons

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Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orléans | Tuesday, Sept. 26 | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

An Evening with Nicolas Mathieu

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Nicolas Mathieu: After studying history and cinema, Nicolas Mathieu (b. 1978 in Épinal, France) settled in Paris, where he would take on a long succession of jobs (including screenwriter, television broadcasting intern, writer at a reporting company, home tutor, and so on). While living in the capital, he wrote several scripts and short stories before publishing his first novel, Of Fangs and Talons (2014), about the closure of a factory in the Vosges region. In 2018, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt for his second novel, And Their Children After Them, which follows the lives of young teenagers in the east of France. His most recent works are Rose Royal: A Love Story (2020) and Connemara (2022).

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