Marie Darrieussecq: In Conversation

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 18:30 - 19:30

'We have to love men a lot. A lot, a lot. Love them a lot in order to love them. Otherwise it’s impossible; we couldn't bear them.' Marguerite Duras

Internationally-celebrated French author, Marie Darrieussecq, joins us in conversation to discuss her latest novel Men, a narrative of passion, movie making and otherness. Men revisits the story of Solange, the provincial teenager whose explorations of nascent sexual desire first appeared in All the Way.

Marie also discusses her narrative tactics and techniques, the pushing of prose to its poetic limits (and beyond), her journalism, and working for Charlie Hebdo. A reading of Men will be offered in French and English.

Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France. Her debut novel, Pig Tales, was published in thirty-four countries and became the most popular first novel in France since the 1950s.


Event type

Free Public Lecture


4th Floor, Linkway, John Medley , Gate 10, Grattan Street, Parkville