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Boualem Sansal on Tour

The internationally acclaimed Algerian author presents his latest novel, The German Mujahid. In this groundbreaking story the author describes his country’s turbulent political issues in a daring juxtaposition with the Holocaust’s moral implications. In October he will meet his readers to discuss his book in Toronto, Ottawa, and New York.


Friday the 23rd of October at 8:00 p.m.
Toronto – International Festival of Authors
Reading with Sarah Dunant, Paul Durcan, Andrew O'Hagan, and Joyce Maynard. Powerful poetry and fiction from England, Ireland, the US, Scotland and Algeria. Rachel Harry hosts. Event will be followed by a signing.
International Festival of Authors
Lakeside Terrace
235 Queens Quay West


Saturday the 24th of October at 4:00 p.m.
Ottawa – International Writers Festival
Join us for an afternoon of exciting new fiction from the Islamic diaspora featuring acclaimed voices from around the world. Qaisra Shahraz, (Pakistan/UK) Laleh Khadivi (Iran/USA) and Boualem Sansal (Algeria). A moderated on-stage conversation, including audience questions follows the readings. A signing concludes the event.
International Writers Festival
Saint Brigid’s Center for the Arts and Humanities
314 Saint Patrick Street

New York

Monday the 26th of October at 7:00-8:00 p.m.
New York – Idelwild Books
Reading and conversation with Europa Editions editor Michael Reynolds, with special guest, translator Frank Wynne. Followed by audience Q&A, book signing and reception.
Idlewild Books
12 W 19th St.
New York
For more Information: (212) 414-8888

Tuesday the 27th of October at 8:00 p.m.
New York – Primo Levi Center Symposium
In Arabic and Farsi: The Universality of Suffering
The recently published Arabic and Farsi translations of If This Is a Man open a new world of references and possible readings of Primo Levi’s books and pose a new challenge to the appreciation of  Levi’s humanism. In which ways is his voice relevant to an Arabic- and Farsi- speaking readership  And does this new world of readers  test the universality of Levi’s understanding of suffering and of human nature? Speakers: Boualem Sansal, Abraham  Radkin (Aladdin Project,  France); Salem Joubran (writer; translator of If This Is a Man) Moderator: Talal Asad (CUNY Graduate Center); Respondent: Ammiel Alcalay  (CUNY Graduate Center)
Primo Levi Center Symposium at CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, (Segal Theatre and Proshansky Auditorium)
New York

Wednesday the 28th of October at 7:00 p.m.
New York – French Institute - Alliance Francaise
Public Reading and Conversation in FIAF’s Skyroom. Reading and literary talk with Paul Berman and Boualem Sansal.
22 East 60th St.
New York

This tour is made possible with generous support from the Primo Levi Center, the French Institute - Alliance Francaise, and the French Consulates General of  Toronto and Ottawa.

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