Meet an Author: Sebastian Faulks

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 18 September 2018 > What's On

Bestselling British author Sebastian Faulks will be giving two talks in Paris on 25 and 26 September around his latest novel Paris Echo.

Like many of his previous books it is set in France, and draws heavily on  the legacy of war. Many of Faulks' novels are set during World Wars I and II, including the awardwinning Birdsong, about a young Englishman who is living in France in 1914 and joins up. It is a love story and a harrowing account of trench warfare as Stephen Wraysford experiences the Battle of the Somme. Wraysford's granddaughter finds his war diary and seeks to learn more about him.

Former journalist Faulks is fascinated by the effects historical events have on individuals, even generations later. It is a theme he returns to in Paris Echo, in which his principal characters, an American academic researcher and a runaway Moroccan teenager are touched by the repercussions of the WWII German Occupation and France's colonial past.

Faulks will discuss the themes of his book and his writing at two talks in Paris:

Tues 25 September, 7.30 p.m.
American Library
10, rue du Général Camou
75007 Paris
Free (suggested donation 10 euros)
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Wed 26 September, 7 p.m.
British Council
9 rue de Constantine
75007 Paris
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