English programme

Every year, Le livre sur les quais offers a selection of events in English with both international and Anglo-Saxon writers. This year, despite various complicated travel restrictions, the festival’s international programme remains rich and varied. With the Netherlands being our Guest Country of Honour, we are excited to introduce our public to Dutch authors. Some of these authors will also be taking part in anglophone events, together with our other English-speaking writers.

 

Samedi 4 septembre

 

11h00 – 12h00

Debate

"Exploring the Self"

With Katharina VolckmerNiña Weijers

Moderated by Michelle Bailat-Jones

Venue: Nouvelle Couronne - Salle des armures

 

12h30 – 13h30

Interview

"Graphic Novels : From Colonial History to Blake and Mortimer"

With Peter van Dongen

Moderated by Matthew Wake

Venue: Nouvelle Couronne - Salle des armures

 

14h00 – 15h00

Debate

"Family, Fatherhood and Masculinity"

With John BoyneArnon Grünberg

Moderated by Matthew Wake

Venue: Nouvelle Couronne - Salle des armures

 

16h00 – 17h00

Interview

"Patterns of Motherhood"

With Jean Hegland

Moderated by Michelle Bailat-Jones

Venue: Nouvelle Couronne - Salle des armures

 

18h00 – 19h00

Interview

"Fiction in the Face of Climate Crisis"

With Amitav Ghosh

Moderated by Matthew Wake

Followed by a signing session on site

Venue: Nouvelle Couronne - Salle des armures

 

Dimanche 5 septembre

  

11h00 – 12h30

Writing Workshop

"Tricks of the trade: Making Your Writing Come to Life"

With Susan Jane Gilman

FULL

Registration required

Max. 10 participants

(In partnership with Geneva Writers' group)

Venue: Fondation Bolle

 

13h00 – 14h00

Debate

"Tales of Women’s Suffrage in Switzerland"

With Caroline BishopClare O’Dea

Moderated by Tasja Dorkofikis

Venue: Nouvelle Couronne - Salle des armures

 

15h00 – 16h00

Debate

"Families in Crisis"

With John BoyneAnna Enquist

Moderated by Michelle Bailat-Jones

Venue: Nouvelle Couronne - Salle des armures