Writer in Residence Programme 2008

Pierre Assouline as WIR in Amsterdam

1 Apr-31 May 2008

Worldwide renowned for his literary web log for the national French newspaper Le Monde, Assouline (1953) is not only an influential literary critic in the French literary world, he also has written more than twenty books, amongst which biographies of Georges Simenon and Hergé.

Assouline arrives on the same day that Amsterdam officially becomes World Book Capital and he is a participant of Het Vrije Woord-festival in the Public Library on Friday the 25th of April. The event starts at 4 p.m. Apart from the public performances, Assouline also hopes to find time in Amsterdam for his most recent project; an anthology of his blogs forLe Monde.

In the Netherlands Pierre Assouline’s books are published by De Geus. Jan Versteeg, who also translated Hotel Lutetia, is currently working on the translation of Aussoline’s latest collection of essays.

Pierre Assouline is in Amsterdam from April 23 until May 20. Read this weblog entry to see how Pierre Assouline got Amsterdamned during Queen’s Day.

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Fleur van Koppen


Fleur van Koppen

Programme officer

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