Conversation: Alain Mabanckou & Dany Laferrière, with Anderson Tepper
April 25, 2007 | Maison Française of NYU | New York City
Co-sponsored by New York University and La Maison Française of NYU
Novelist and poet Alain Mabanckou received the 2006 Renaudot Prize for his contemporary fable Memoirs of a Porcupine, and his recent novel, African Psycho, follows a would-be serial killer’s twisted but compelling search for self-regard. Dany Laferrière won Canada’s most prestigious literary award, the Governor General’s Prize, and his short stories inspired the much-praised recent film Heading South. Join them for a conversation with Anderson Tepper of Vanity Fair about subverting stereotypes, playing with language, and provoking controversy.
• Conversation (1:30:52)
From the PEN Blogs
• Catherine Texier:
Dany Laferrière is king of one-liners, and cracks up the audience every time he opens his mouth. Alain Mabanckou looks up to him like…[More]