Festilitt 2024 guests

Leonor De Recondo

Rencontre et dédicaces

Dimanche 13 octobre à 14h30

Salle des fêtes

The author and violinist Leonor de Recondo will present her novel, Grand Feu, a story of Venice in the time of Vivaldi. 

In 1699, Ilaria Tagianotte is born into a family of fabric merchants.  When she is just a few weeks old, her mother places her in the Pieta, where she is taught music.   

Sunjeev Sahota

Rencontre et dédicaces

Dimanche 13 octobre à 16h

Salle des fêtes

Sunjeev Sahota, the Booker-nominated British novelist, received the EU literary prize in 2017. 

He will be talking about his latest novel, The Spoiled Heart, which tells the story of Nayan Olak, who has not risked love since the death of his young son.  Instead, he channels his grief and his energy into work.  But the time for a new challenge has arrived…

Catherine Bernard

Rencontre et dédicaces

Samedi 12 octobre à 14h30

Médiathèque

Catherine Bernard, a journalist for twenty years, abandoned her profession in 2004 to cultivate her vines. And so began a new life.  She tells her story over several books: Dans les vignes, Ma part des anges, Une place sur Terre

This year, she presents her latest vintage, Lambrusque, a poetic text par excellence.

Matthew Parker

Rencontre et dédicaces

Samedi 12 octobre à 14h30

Salle des fêtes

Author of historical essays, notably on colonialism and the Second World War, Matthew Parker offers his view of the British Empire at the start of the twentieth century.

One Fine Day, takes a single day in 1923, and highlights common issues that are still relevant today. 

Alain Monnier

Rencontre et dédicaces

Dimanche 13 octobre à 11h15

Médiathèque

The author of a dozen works, fables and novels, Alain Monnier strives to take a critical look at modernity.

D’autres terres que les nôtres is the saga of an Italian family forced, by fascism, to immigrate to Occitanie. 

Mary Lou Longworth

Rencontre et dédicaces

Dimanche 13 octobre à 15h

École d’en bas

Mary-Lou Longworth is a Canadian author who, in 1997, moved to Provence, the setting of her popular series of detective novels.

Melanie Cantor

Rencontre et dédicaces

Samedi 12 octobre à 11h15

Salle des fêtes

Melanie Cantor came to fiction writing following a successful career as a celebrity talent agent and publicist and brings a sharply observed humour to the two novels she has published.

Elrik Fabre-Maigné et Vincent Pouchet

Lecture musicale

Samedi 12 octobre à 16h

Salle des fêtes

Elrik Fabre-Maigné, accompanied on the cello by Vincent Pouchet, leads a bilingual literary and musical hommage to good wine, drawing on French and English literary texts.

Nicolas Padamsee

Rencontre et dédicaces

Dimanche 13 octobre à 14h30

Médiathèque

Nicolas Padamsee was named one of The Observer’s Best New Novelists in 2024 thanks to his politically engaged, urgently plotted coming-of-age thriller set in London.

Christophe Guillaumot et Maïté Bernard

Rencontre et dédicaces

Samedi 12 octobre à 11h

Médiathèque

To be confirmed

Joff Winterhart

Artiste en résidence

Dimanche 13 octobre à 15h

École d’en bas

Joff Winterhart enchanted us all with his humour, warmth and brilliant graphic novels when he came to Festilitt in 2019. He’ll be back this year as our artist in residence. He will be busy illustrating key moments.

François-Henri Soulié

La dictée

Dimanche 13 octobre à 16h

Médiathèque

Back to the classroom for that classic exercise in French grammar, “la dictée”, guided by the masterful voice of Francois-Henri Soulié

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