A Conversation with Michel Houellebecq
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On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Michel Houellebecq: French Bashing/New York on view at the gallery Venus Over Manhattan June 2-August 4, 2017, French author, artist, filmmaker, and poet Michel Houellebecq will join us for a conversation on June 2, 2017, at noon, on his last novel Submission and his literary work. The conversation will be moderated by The Paris Review publisher Susannah Hunnewell.
In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP. RSVP here. Please note that seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Michel Houellebecq is a French author, artist, filmmaker, and poet. Having written poetry and a biographical essay on H. P. Lovecraft, he published his first novel, Extension du domaine de la lutte (Whatever, Serpent’s Tail) in 1994. Les Particules élémentaires (Elementary Particules, Vintage) followed in 1998, Plateforme (Platform, Vintage) in 2001, and La Possibilité d’une île (The Possibility of an Island, Vintage) in 2005 . In 2010 he published the Prix Goncourt-winning La Carte et le Territoire (The Map and The Territory, Vintage) and, in 2015, Soumission (Submission, FSG).
Houellebecq is also the author of several collection of poetry including Rester vivant, méthode, La Différence (1991), La Poursuite du bonheur, La Différence (1992), Le Sens du combat, Flammarion (1996), Interventions, Flammarion (1998), Renaissance, Flammarion (1999), Lanzarote (2000, trans. by Frank Wynne, 2002), and Configuration du dernier rivage, poèmes, Flammarion (2013).
Susannah Hunnewell is a graduate from Harvard University. In 2015, Hunnewell was named publisher of the Paris Review.