october, 2018

21oct(oct 21)1:00 pm24(oct 24)8:00 pmTORONTO – Coming of the author Maryam Madjidi from October 20th until October 25th1:00 pm - 8:00 pm (24)

Event Details

Maryam Madjidi, laureate of the prestigious Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman in 2017 for her book Marx et la poupée (Nouvel Attila, 2017 – Héliotrope, 2018), an autobiographical novel full of sensitivity and poetry about her childhood in Iran and her exile in France, is the guest of the Toronto International Festival of Authors (TIFA). The English translation Marx and the doll by Ruth Diver, available on Asymptote website, won the French Award Voices 2017. Maryam Madjidi lives in Paris, where she is a French professor for minor immigrants for the French Red Cross, after having taught in Beijing and Istanbul.


Public events with Maryam Madjidi :

Sunday, October 21st at 1 pm – Talk in English with the New Zealanders authors Brannavan Gnanalingham and Witi Ihimaera, moderated by Beatriz Hausner, president of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada.

TIFA, Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto


Sunday, October 21th at 7 pm European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) evening, with Cristina Ali Farah (Italy), Ivana Bodrozic (Croatia), Dulce Maria Cardoso (Portugal), Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett (Spain), Mojca Kumerdej (Slovenia), Jakub Malecki (Poland), Dorota Maslowska (Poland), Pierre J. Mejlak (Malta), Monika Zgustova (Czech Republic), Jakub Zulczyk (Poland). Readings in the original languages and English.

TIFA, Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto


Tuesday, October 23th at 7 pm Talk in French at the Francophone bookshop Il était une fois about Marx et la poupée, followed by a signing session.

Bookshop Il était une fois, 126 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville

Wednesday October 24th at 6.30 pm – Talk in French at the City Hall Library, followed by a Q&A session.

City Hall Library, Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen Street West, Toronto




21 (Sunday) 1:00 pm - 24 (Wednesday) 8:00 pm

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