*** THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED***La Vie des Ombres: A Conversation with Constance Rivière and Patrick Weil

***Due to recent events in France and abroad, we are sorry to inform you that Constance Rivière is longer able to travel to New York for this event. Instead, we will be hosting a conversation with Patrick Weil and James MCauley. Click here for more info.***

Join us on Thursday, October 19th, for a special event as writer and former Villa Albertine Constance Rivière will discuss her latest book, La Vie des ombres (Stock), with political scientist and author Patrick Weil.

During her residency at Villa Albertine, Constance Rivière went on a journey across the United States to portray a different perspective of Frederick Wiseman, the internationally renowned American filmmaker, documentarian, and theater director. Rivière focused on the novelistic aspects of Wiseman’s work and life, exploring the significant locations that have shaped his career.

We are thrilled to welcome back Constance Rivière for this exciting event, which serves as both a presentation of the culmination of her literary work and an illustration of her journey during her time at Villa Albertine.

This event is free with RSVP. Please click here for tickets. The conversation will be conducted in English.

Constance Rivière is the Director of the Palais de la Porte Dorée. Her first novel, Une fille sans histoire, was a finalist in the Goncourt first novel competition and is currently being adapted for the screen. After her second novel, La Maison des solitudes, La Vie des ombres is her third book published by Stock.

Patrick Weil is visiting professor of Law at Yale Law School and a senior research professor at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France. His work focuses on comparative immigration, citizenship, and church-state law and policy. The founder and president of Libraries Without Borders, he is also the recent author of The Madman in the White House. Sigmund Freud, Ambassador Bullitt and the lost psychobiography of Woodrow Wilson, just published by Harvard University Press.