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On 16 June 2022 the renowned writer Alain Mabanckou will deliver the third State of European Literature, under the title ‘Pour une autre Europe’ (‘For a different Europe’). The State of European Literature is an annual lecture delivered by a renowned author or poet of international stature, about the state of literature and the state of Europe through the perspective of literature.

Alain Mabanckou (photo: Nico Thérin)
Alain Mabanckou (photo: Nico Thérin)

Mr. Mabanckou, whose books have been translated in almost twenty languages, is a novelist, essayist and poet, and a professor of Francophone literature at UCLA. He received the Prix Renaudot for his novel Mémoires de porc-épic (2006, translated as Memoirs of a Porcupine). He has been shortlisted for the International Booker Prize twice, in 2015 for his body of work, and in 2017 for his novel Black Moses (original title Petit Piment, 2015).

The lecture will be in French, with Dutch and English subtitles. You can attend either on location in the Agnietenkapel or join the livestream.

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