This special Saturday afternoon reading marks a first Seattle visit by one of France’s pre-eminent novelists and literary journalists, Florence Noiville. She is here from Paris, the author of three recent translated books, all from the initible Seagull Books of Kolkata. All three translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, these include a book of literary conversations, Literary Miniatures, and the novels, Attachement, and most recently, A Cage in Search of a Bird.
“Noiville’s Hitchcock-style psychological thriller will satisfy even the most ardent suspense fan . . . Those looking for a gripping read will not be disappointed.”—Publishers Weekly.
“What is revealed in A Cage in Search of a Bird by Noiville, is the presence—as strong as it is inexplicable—of love in hatred. One must love greatly to make another suffer.”—Milan Kundera.
Literary Miniatures is drawn from an unusual literary posting: as editor of foreign fiction for Le Monde des Livres, the paper’s literary supplement, she travels throughout the world to interview writers in their home setting. She is also the author of an award-winning biography of Isaac Bashevis Singer and several children’s books.