The Birthday Party: Laurent Mauvignier & Lauren Elkin


"Imagine a Stephen King thriller hijacked by Proust" Lee Langley (The Spectator)

Told in a rhythmic and propulsive prose that weaves seamlessly from one consciousness to the next over the course of a day, Laurent Mauvignier’s The Birthday Party is a deft unravelling of the stories we hide from others and from ourselves, a gripping tale of the violent irruptions of the past into the present. Meet Laurent Mauvignier, a major contemporary French writer in conversation with author and translator Lauren Elkin.

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Related / Latest Publication:
Laurent Mauvignier, The Birthday Party (Fitzcarraldo, 2023)
7.30pm La Médiathèque
£9, £7

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