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Gower St Indie Spotlight: Nolwenn Le Blevennec and Madeleine Rogers in Conversation

Wednesday 4th October 2023
18:30 - 20:00 at Waterstones, London - Gower Street

Gower St Indie Spotlight: Nolwenn Le Blevennec and Madeleine Rogers in Conversation

Join us for an Indie Spotlight event with Peirene author Nolwenn Le Blevennec and Madeleine Rogers (translator) who will be discussing Nolwenn's debut novel As The Eagle Flies.
 
This is the story of an affair, or two. The narrator of As The Eagle Flies has been with Igor for seven years, and has two children with him - when she meets Joseph. Before long, they are deeply entangled with each other, and choices have to be made between the life she knows with Igor and this unpredictable, and potentially destructive, affair. She is willing to start again with Joseph, but at what cost? And does he feel the same way? With a sharp wit, and a refreshing honesty, she charts the course of both of these relationships, exploring their highs and lows over a decade. Using literature, psychology, and popular culture to get to the heart of questions about love, family and identity, this is a book about getting lost in other people, and the lengths we go to to find ourselves again.
 
'An incisive and exhilarating debut.' - Le Monde 
 
'Woody Allen meets Annie Ernaux.' - Page des libraires

‘As the Eagle Flies is a subtle, singular novel of profound insight, delivered in a voice so hilarious, intimate and frank, it was as if I suddenly had a zany French genius for my best friend. I enjoyed this book so much it felt illicit.’ - Isobel Wohl
 
Don't forget to include a copy of As The Eagle Flies with your ticket. There will be a book signing following the discussion. Join us from 18:00 for a welcome drink!
 
Nolwenn Le Blevennec is a journalist and writer. She is editor-in-chief at L'Obs, and lives in Paris. As The Eagle Flies is her first novel.
 
Madeleine Rogers is a translator from French and Italian, and has worked in publishing since 2019. She studied Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and Translation Studies at UCL. She lives in London.
 
Peirene is an award-winning independent publisher of new voices and great books from across the world.
 
Founded in 2008, they've been a key player in the thriving UK independent publishing scene for over a decade, publishing books from 25 countries and 20 different languages. Traditionally a publisher of European novellas in translation, they now publish writing from all over the world and are expanding their list to publish literary fiction of all shapes and sizes.
London - Gower Street Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Wednesday 4th October 2023
18:30 - 20:00

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