Claire Messud Discusses Camus, Proust and Flaubert

Author Claire Messud will discuss her work, including her most recent novel, The Burning Girl, as well as how French authors such as Albert Camus, Marcel Proust, and Gustave Flaubert have impacted her writings, with Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States, Bénédicte de Montlaur.

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Watch on Livestream on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:30PM EST.

Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Author of six works of fiction including her most recent novel, The Burning Girl, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her family.

Bénédicte de Montlaur has been director of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States since 2015. A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure (Ulm) and Sciences Po, Paris, she has served as head of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris; a political analyst at the French Embassy in Syria; a Negotiator on the United Nations Security Council; and Head of the North Africa Division at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This event is part of our Favorite French Books series in which renowned American authors come to Albertine to discuss and read from their favorite works of French literature in translation.