The grand opening of the thirty-third edition of the Brive book fair, it's today. 300 authors, mostly publishing during this literary season, are expected from November 7 to 9 to pay tribute to Françoise Sagan.
Brive Book Fair: the unmissable event for readers
Accustomed to the Brivist meeting, Jean Teulé succeeds Alain Mabanckou as president of the event, concluding the literary awards season. On its program, a tribute to François Cavanna, meetings with Philippe Druillet, Richard Guérineau, Luigi Critone, comics side, Philippe Jaenada, Jacques A. Bertrand, Serge Joncour and Marie-Ange Guillaume, literature side.
A few days after the attribution of the main literary prizes of the autumn, will thus be present for meetings under the Georges Brassens hall: Michel Quint, Jean d'Ormesson (for a long-awaited dialogue with the philosopher Marcel Conche), Fouad Laroui, Sylvain Prudhomme, Grégoire Delacourt, Aurélien Bellanger, Olivier Adam, Marie-Hélène Lafon, Eric Reinhardt, Clara Dupont-Monod, Frédéric Beigbeder, Joy Sorman ...
After Harlan Coben in 2012, Douglas Kennedy in 2013, the Brivist event is rolling out the red carpet this year for the king of the British thriller RJ Ellory. There is no doubt that his presence will make an event, and that with his last titles Les Neuf Cercles, Vendetta or Les Anonyme published by Sonatine, he will appear, on the evening of November 9, as Amélie Nothomb, Alexandre Jardin, Christian Signol, Bernard Werber, Michel Peyramaure and David Foenkinos, among the biggest sellers this edition.
Three other highlights to note: a meeting with Antoine Compagnon around Baudelaire, an evening "Sagan: it's fine night and day!" », In the presence of Denis Westhoff and Anne Berest on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the publication of Bonjour tristesse and the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of Françoise Sagan, and a tribute meeting to Jean Charbonnel, mayor of Brive from 1966 to 1995 and passed away last February.
A few days before the proclamation of the Grand Prix d'Automne, the Brive Book Fair - organized by the City of Brive with the support of the National Book Center (Ministry of Culture and Communication), the Limousin region and of the General Council of Corrèze - is the unmissable rendezvous of the literary re-entry for the public as well as for publishers and authors. Since 1981, every year, more than 300 writers are welcomed there to present their latest works. In addition to the many signing sessions, a dense program of literary meetings, forums and readings is offered to visitors to the event.