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The Art of Losing or The Afterlives of the Algerian War: A Conversation with Alice Zeniter

Alice Zeniter, novelist; André Benhaim, French and Italian; Gyan Prakash, History

October 26, 2023 · 4:30 pm6:00 pm · 010 East Pyne

Department of French and Italian; Humanities Council

The Department of French and Italian presents “The Art of Losing or The Afterlives of the Algerian War. A Conversation with Alice Zeniter” organized by André Benhaïm, featuring Alice Zeniter, Novelist, translator, screenwriter, and director, André Benhaim, Department of French and Italian, Gyan Prakash, Department of History. Alice Zeniter studied literature and theater at l’École Normale Supérieure and Sorbonne-Nouvelle University. She is the author of four novels and has won many awards for her work; Sombre dimanche (Albin Michel, 2013) won the Prix du Livre Inter, the Prix des lecteurs de l’Express and the Prix de la Closerie des Lilas; Juste avant l’oubli (Flammarion, 2015) won the Prix Renaudot des lycéens. Her novel The Art of Losing, which was translated into English by Frank Wynne and published by Picador in 2021, won the International Dublin Literary Award in 2022.

Zeniter is a Short-Term Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Department of French and Italian in Fall 2023. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Council and the Center for Collaborative History. For more information.

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