Based on a True Story
Saturday 19 May
Café Philo
Saturday 19 May
Les Deux Anglaises et le Continent
Sunday 20 May
Fishbach and Vernon Subutex
Monday 21 May
Marcel Proust Real life, life finally uncovered and clarified, the only life in consequence lived to the full, is literature.

Miguel Bonnefoy In the middle of those cold and hungry nights, I gave myself up to tropical splendour, stories of love and death, heroic acts and dense forests.

Marie Darrieussecq To say what is left unsaid: this is what writing is about.

French literature,
live, loud and proud!

From 14 to 21 May 2018, the Institut français will go Beyond Words with a festival bursting with bilingual live literature events, writers’ talks, musical performances, shared reading experiences, book launches, screenings of recent literary adaptations, staged readings...

Beyond Words brings together French-language writers recently translated into English, English-language writers who have a special connection with France, European writers appearing in translation, as well as translators, musicians, academics, historians, actors and all who are interested in bringing literature to life in other words.