Literature Doesn’t Stop Bullets

French novelist Erwan Lahrer was in the audience of The Bataclan on November 13, 2015 when the terrorist attack occurred. He refused to write about this horrific experience, until the moment he realized that this “misadventure”, according to his own words, was not personal but rather collective.

The Book I Didn’t Want to Write is a genre-bending, and unexpected memoir, in which the author intertwines his own voice with that of others―his partner, his father, the two friends who were going to come but didn’t―to create a deeply moving collective chronicle.

The Book I Didn’t Want to Write transcends simple testimony, instead raising vital questions about who we are as a whole.

On November 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm, join Erwan Larher and American writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz as they discuss the literary challenges Larher faced while writing The Book I Didn’t Want to Write.

In English. Free and open to the public.











When: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Albertine
972 Fifth Ave.
212-650–0070
Price: Free
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French novelist Erwan Lahrer was in the audience of The Bataclan on November 13, 2015 when the terrorist attack occurred. He refused to write about this horrific experience, until the moment he realized that this “misadventure”, according to his own words, was not personal but rather collective.

The Book I Didn’t Want to Write is a genre-bending, and unexpected memoir, in which the author intertwines his own voice with that of others―his partner, his father, the two friends who were going to come but didn’t―to create a deeply moving collective chronicle.

The Book I Didn’t Want to Write transcends simple testimony, instead raising vital questions about who we are as a whole.

On November 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm, join Erwan Larher and American writer Lynne Sharon Schwartz as they discuss the literary challenges Larher faced while writing The Book I Didn’t Want to Write.

In English. Free and open to the public.

Buy tickets/get more info now