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Author on Tour: Delphine Horvilleur

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Author Delphine Horvilleur will be in the United States to promote the release of the US edition of her book Living with our Dead: On Loss and Consolation (Vivre avec nos morts : petit traité de consolation,  Grasset; trans. by Lisa Appignanesi, Europa Editions, 2024). 

About Delphine Horvilleur

Delphine Horvilleur, born in Nancy in 1974, is a prominent figure in the realms of Jewish culture and religion in France. Alongside her career as a writer, she is France’s third female rabbi. She leads a congregation in Paris and is currently co-leading the Liberal Jewish Movement of France, a Jewish liberal cultural and religious association. Delphine Horvilleur has already written several books on Jewish identity like An Eve’s Attire: Modesty, Desire, and the Female Body (MacLehose Press, 2022, originally published in France by Grasset, 2013) or Anti-semitism Revisited: How the Rabbis Made Sense of Hatred (MacLehose Press, originally published in France by Grasset, 2019). 

About Living with our Dead: on Loss and Consolation 

(trans. by Lisa Appignanesi, Europa Editions, 2024)

Living with our Dead is an invitation to accept loss and vulnerability as essential and enriching parts of life. In this profoundly humanist and moving book, Delphine Horvilleur celebrates life, recounting eleven stories of loss, mourning and consolation, collected during the years she has spent caring for the dying and their loved ones. Horvilleur writes both about public figures and ordinary people, rejecting the contemporary tendency to banish death from our lives.  

Living with our Dead: on Loss and Consolation will be released in the United States in May 2024.

Find more information here.

Program

Delphine Horvilleur will be on tour in the US in early May, 2024. 

To request more information, please email Laure Poupard at laure.poupard@villa-albertine.org.

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