On May 18 at 7 pm, the Canadian Cultural Centre joins forces with the Alliance française de Paris and the CE RATP for an online converation with Canadian author Nancy Huston, on the occasion of the release in France of her latest novel, Je suis parce que nous sommes (chroniques anachroniques), published in January 2021 by Editions du Chemin de fer.
For her fifth book published by Editions du Chemin de fer, Nancy Huston delivers a collection of eighteen pieces written for the most part in lockdown during the spring of 2020. Going beyond stupefaction and the immediate reaction to events, she takes a sharp look at the madness of our Western societies and the insoluble contradictions in which we are locked. Through edifying, funny and surprising chronicles, she delivers a critical and combative reflection on the reality of a world that is beyond us.
Nancy Huston spent her childhood in Canada, her teenage years in the United States, and her adult life in France. Writing in English and French, she writes in many genres: novels, essays, children’s books, screenplays and plays, published mainly by Éditions Actes Sud in France and Leméac in Quebec.
This event is organized by the l’Alliance française de Paris, in partnership with the CE RATP and the Canadian Cultural Centre, and with the support of the Institut Français and the Fondation des Alliances françaises.