World Nomads Lebanon: Elias Khoury
May 2, 2010 | Le Skyroom, French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) | New York City
With Elias Khoury and Neil Gordon
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Co-sponsored by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
Join us for the third edition of the World Nomads series—FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism, intended as a dialogue between cultures. This year we explore Lebanon through a program of literature, music, talks, cinema, architecture, and visual arts.
Renowned Lebanese author Elias Khoury will be interviewed by Neil Gordon and read selections from his new novel White Masks. Khoury is an integral part of the Beirut vanguard of modern Arabic literature. His Gate of the Sun was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. His novels, which include Yalo, Little Mountain, City Gates, and The Journey of Little Gandhi, have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, and Hebrew. Khoury, a Global Distinguished Professor at NYU, is also a noted journalist, public intellectual, and outspoken advocate of freedom of expression.