Culture – Leisure | A muscular weekend between star novelists and stage stars


A body-built program, for this second weekend, with debates in the peaceful ring, prestigious and popular names from the human sciences, such as André Comte-Sponville or Jacques Rancière, but also many more romantic meetings: the Livre sur la Place keeps its promises, including through more flexible and relaxed formulas. With the Marchand brothers, in the pretty setting of the old town, Alixe Silvestre and Richard Sourgnes will meet Claude-Jean Antoine. Scholar and curious, the president of NJP never misses an opportunity to visit the Livre sur la Place, of which he is a fervent defender. Putting women back at the center of the debate is one of the ambitions of the meeting at town hall between Lauren Bastide, with “Presents” and Faïza Guène for “Discretion” at Plon. For his fans who are numerous in Nancy, Aurélie Valognes will be at “Vins et Tartines” the guest of Clotilde Mengin, while Saturday at the Opera, Emmanuel Carrère will take to the stage for “Yoga”. A shocking book, after “the Kingdom”, which is already available as an audio book, with the voice of Thibault de Montalembert. Alain Mabanckou, the dandy of letters with a caustic and pointed look, teaches literature to American students. He will face Colombe Schneck, journalist and novelist who knows the United States well and tells her own Brooklyn story, at Stock: the promise of a very beautiful meeting.

Baru and Musso

The most awaited conversation of the show, it is perhaps that between Baru, Grand Prix d’Angoulème in 2010 and Nicolas Mathieu Prix Goncourt 2018. Hosted by Sarah Polacci, it will allow the two friends who have worked for the other, to find himself on the stage of L’Autre Canal. Guillaume Musso, star of the book, will be interviewed by Françoise Rossinot. After his detective plot on a campus in Antibes, he returns to his audience with “La vie est un roman”. With 400,000 copies printed, this jubilant and Machiavellian tale about writing, imagination and love for his son is one of the best sellers of the fall. The musical reading of Olivia Ruiz is the event of the end of the evening of Saturday, as the surprise reading of Juliette Binoche will be that of Sunday. A finale in style, with the unforgettable performer of the “English Patient”, “Des amants du Pont-Neuf” and “Hussard sur le toit”. A star and a divine reader, extremely rare in the living room.

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