Anne Berest reads extracts from “La carte postale”

30 November 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Anne Berest will read extracts from her book “La carte postale” in the Grand Salon of Villa Medici.

Reading in French (no translation in Italian) followed by an exchange with the public.
Free event (limited seating, doors open at 6:30 pm, event at 7 pm).
Prior booking required at this link.
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In January 2003, in the middle of the traditional greeting cards, Anne Berest found a strange, anonymous postcard in her mailbox, with the Opéra Garnier on one side, and on the other, the names of four members of her family who died in Auschwitz in 1942. Twenty years later, she decides to investigate with the help of her mother, a private detective and a criminologist and retraces the Rabinovitch’s romantic destiny. Anne Berest also tries to understand how her grandmother, Myriam, was the only one to escape deportation. This moving book is both an investigation, the novel of her ancestors, and an initiatory quest on the meaning of the word “Jew” in a secular life.

Anne Berest published her first novel in 2010, La fille de son père (Seuil). This was followed by Les patriarches (Grasset, 2012), Sagan 1954 (Stock, 2014) and Recherche femme parfaite (Grasset, 2015). Gabriële, co-written with her sister Claire (Stock, 2017), which tells the story of Francis Picabia and Gabriële Buffet, their great grandparents. She is also the author of plays: La Visite, Les filles de nos filles (Actes Sud, 2020) and a series Mytho (Arte, Netflix), which has received numerous awards in France and abroad. His latest book, La carte postale (Grasset), is one of the events of the new literary season.