We are back and we will be happy to see you
on Wednesday 10/7 at 6pm
at our usual spot - The Cornelia Street Cafe in New York
This first evening of the Fall will be devoted
to the French detective stories
that we call "polars" or "romans noirs".
We selected three of them
among the huge number
French detective stories writers published.
We will start by a master piece : Ô Dinguos, Ô chateaux
by Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995)
for which he won an award in 1973.
The book has been lately translated into English by David Nicholson-Smith
who won the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Fiction.
The novel was released in English under the title The Mad and the Bad. It is a violent road movie in France in which a young woman, Julie, who just got out of a psychiatric hospital tries to escape and protect the child she is supposed to look after from a young hired killer, Thompson is supposed to kill them.
This is the cover of Jean Tardi's graphic novel adapted from The Mad and the Bad
We will go on with a novel written by Karim Miské - Arab Jazz -
which takes place in one of the multicultural district of Paris
where Ahmed Taroudant gets involved
in an investigation about the terrifying murder of Laura Vignole,
his top floor neighbor.
Published in 2012, the novel won two awards
in France and has just been translated into English.
Last but not least, Emmanuelle Ertel's NYU students
will read the translation they just finished
of a short story by Emmanuel Grand - Pavillon rouge à La Baule -
which was published this summer
by "Le Monde", The French New York Times,
in its short detective stories collection - "Les petits polars".
In a sea resort called La Baule,
a woman during her morning run
found a body of a drowned man
who was probably helped to die.
We hope you come and join us for a thrilling French thrillers night