Leila SlimaniWriter Arles 2019
Author of two novels, including a Goncourt Prize winner (Lullaby in 2016), Leila Slimani is deeply committed to two causes: feminism and the French language (she was recently appointed Emmanuel Macron’s personal representative for Francophonie. Despite her success, she has always kept her true love in mind: finding the right words, the words that allow her to address difficult issues with finesse and to share her emotions and ideas with her readers. What’s her secret? This fascinating author will present her vision of literature, of feminism, of Francophonie — among other things!