Philippe Djian: Life, Literature, and Betty Blue
April 28, 2010 | La Maison Francaise, NYU | New York City
With Philippe Djian and A.M. Homes
Co-sponsored by La Maison Française, NYU and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
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Philippe Djian is a French writer of Armenian descent. He is the author of more than 20 novels, including Assassins, Frictions, Impuretés, and the bestseller 37°2 le matin, which was published in the United States as Betty Blue and adapted for ﬁlm by Jean-Jacques Beineix. His novel Unforgivable was a bestseller in France, and received the 2009 Prix Jean Freustié. Djian talks with novelist and screenwriter A.M. Homes about a life in literature, traveling to America, and much more besides.
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