Etgar Keret & Alain Mabanckou (2015 Event)
Hear two internationally acclaimed novelists who now turn their hands to memoir. Etgar Keret was declared ‘a genius’ by the New Yorker: The Seven Good Years, translated into English by Sondra Silverston, Miriam Shlesinger, Jessica Cohen and Anthony Berris, is his account of raising a son in Tel Aviv, while also losing his father. Alain Mabanckou is francophone Africa’s best-loved writer. He left Congo-Brazzaville when he was 22, and The Lights of Pointe-Noire, translated by Helen Stevenson, is a moving account of the enduring meaning of home – but also the town where a million slaves were sold. The event was recorded live at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.