Friday, March 7, 2014

David Foenkinos at Blue Metropolis 2014

All our hard work is coming together and we have finalized our 2014 program. It's now in the hands of designers, printers and poster-makers so things now shift into high-gear...

As a reminder, our 2014 festival dates are April 28 to May 4 at Hotel 10 in downtown Montreal. We have More than 230 events with writers from all over the world!

We can announce today that French writer David Foenkinos will be one of more than 100 writers at Blue Met 2014. Foenkinos' most famous work in English is Delicacy and it's a short if humorous and haunting work about love, grief and starting over. It was made into a 2011 film starring Audrey Tautou. His other work that has been translated into English is called The Erotic Potential of My Wife which dates from about 10 years ago.

Though not as well known in the Anglophone world, he's practically a household name in France so he is certainly one of our 2014 headliners. Most of his events will be in French at the Festival, part of our series on some of the best French writing from France today.

More on that in the coming weeks.

If you read French, check out his latest: La tete de l' emploi and, of course, his last book, Ja vais mieux which was a run-away critical and commercial success in France. And stay tuned for all the details about his (as well as the 230+ other) events!

We launch the official program and all the details become public at our press conference on April 2, 2014!

The countdown begins...

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