Colette by Deborah Levy, Michèle Roberts, Emmanuelle Lambert & Diana Holmes
Friday 19 May
Lessons on Life and Literature with Ian McEwan & Ted Hodgkinson
Wednesday 17 May
A Gallic Evening with Muriel Barbery, Antoine Laurain & Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Tuesday 16 May
Revisiting Colonialism with Éric Vuillard & Natalya Benkhaled-Vince
Thursday 18 May
The Super 8 Years
Monday 15 May
Who Am I? Orlando with Paul B. Preciado et Merve Emre
Friday 19 May
The Birthday Party: Laurent Mauvignier & Lauren Elkin
Monday 15 May

French literature,
loud and proud!

The 2023 edition of Beyond Words is over but your favourite Literature Festival will be back from 9 to 19 May 2024!

Stay tuned for future announcements!

In the meantime, if you missed last year’s festival, you can replay some of the highlights on the Institut français’ website.

Colette There is no reality but dance, light, freedom, music...

Deborah Levy What else is it we would want from love, apart from love? Too many things, as it happens.

Laurent Mauvignier Turn towards the future and welcome it for its mystery.

Muriel Barbery The sea inside you. That's where you sail.