Jean-Baptiste Andrea, in words and music

Saturday 13 April 2024

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Chapelle des Petits-Augustins

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


A wide-ranging interview with Jean-Baptiste Andrea, winner of the 2023 Goncourt Prize, punctuated by readings by actor Léo Dussolier, accompanied by Lola Malique on cello.
In Veiller sur elle (L'Iconoclaste), Jean-Baptiste Andrea takes us to the heart of the secret of a statue hidden in an Italian abbey. To unravel its mystery, the story plunges us into the heart of twentieth-century Italy, marked by the rise of Fascism. In these troubled times, Milo, a sculptor with the fingers of a fairy, and Viola, the daughter of a powerful, free-spirited family, meet. The poignant relationship between these two people leads to the creation of a forbidden work of art. A deeply moving novel, an ode to art and love, to creation and freedom.

The meeting will be followed by a book signing. No books will be sold on site. Please bring your own copies. 

Practical info

Saturday 13 April 2024 at 7pm
Chapelle des Petits-Augustins
Beaux-Arts de Paris, 14 rue Bonaparte, Paris 6

Free booking here
(The time indicated is the time of the event. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before).

Photo Credit: ©Vinciane Verguethen / Voyez-vous