Leïla Slimani


Thursday 5 November 2020

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Amphithéâtre des Loges

14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris


Leïla Slimani is a journalist, novelist and was awarded the Prix Goncourt 2016 for her second novel Chanson douce. In her stories and articles, she develops a remarkable talent for observing and analyzing modern life, with a particular interest in the secret life of women. Her latest novel Le pays des autres relates a family saga at the crossroads of Franco-Moroccan history and her own family's history.


Leïla Slimani was born in 1981 in Rabat, Morocco. After her baccalaureate, she came to Paris to study and entered a literary preparatory class and then graduated from Sciences Po. After an experience as a journalist, she chose to devote herself to literary writing while keeping a freelance activity.


Dialogue with Alain Berland, head of cultural programming at Beaux-Arts de Paris, and Clara Schulmann, professor of film studies at Beaux-Arts de Paris and art critic.