‘Homage to Annie Ernaux’
Three writers and a film take you to the heart of the Nobel Prize winner's work
Bozar pays tribute to Annie Ernaux, winner of the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature ‘for the courage and clinical acuity with which she uncovers the roots, estrangements and collective restraints of personal memory.’ Journalist Pascal Claude will talk with Belgian writers Myriam Leroy, Nathalie Skowronek and Caroline Lamarche about the importance of her work and how it has influenced them. Rokus Hofstede will also present his Dutch translation of Ernaux’s latest book, Le Jeune Homme. The evening will end with a screening of J’ai aimé vivre là directed by Régis Sauder with the participation and the writings of Annie Ernaux.
Pascal Claude is a journalist and presenter at La Première/RTBF.
Myriam Leroy is a journalist and writer. Her first novel Ariane was a great success. Her latest book is Le Mystère de la femme sans tête.
Nathalie Skowronek is the author of a family trilogy and an essay on the memory of the Shoah. Her book La carte des regrets won the European Union Prize for Literature 2020.
Caroline Lamarche is the winner of the Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle 2019 and of the Prix quinquennal de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles for the whole of her work.
Rokus Hofstede, translator of Ernaux, Bourdieu and Proust, was awarded the prestigious Martinus Nijhoff Prize.
Annie Ernaux © Catherine Hélie - Editions Gallimard
Myriam Leroy © Romain Garcin
Caroline Lamarche © DR/GR
Nathalie Skowronek ©FPaga-Grasset
Rokus Hofstede © Tonatiuh Ambrosetti
J'ai aimé vivre là © Shellac
Wednesday 1 February, 19:30 → 22:15
Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS
Annie Ernaux will not be present at this event.