"Women Lit" (Bay Area Book Festival) Presents Leila Slimani
Sun, April 8, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
Peet's Theater at the Berkeley Repertory Theater
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Tickets available here.
Pegasus Books is the onsite bookseller.
Women Lit, a new program of the Bay Area Book Festival, welcomes Leila Slimani, winner of the Prix Goncourt in France, to discuss her novel The Perfect Nanny (translated by Sam Taylor). The novel has sold a million copies, sweeping Europe and now the United States. NPR called it "one of the most important books of the year." Wrote a reviewer in The New Yorker, "I've thought about [The Perfect Nanny] pretty much every day.... [It] felt less like an entertainment, or even a work of art, than a compulsion.... I found it extraordinary."
Slimani is a bold, eloquent speaker on writing, women, and society today. She was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1981 and now lives in Paris with her French husband and their two young children. Come see this extraordinary writer! She will be interviewed by Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press.
Women Lit is a donor society that helps bring female writers to the Bay Area Book Festival and creates literary community and networking among Bay Area women through a series of salons, receptions, and public events. To learn more about Women Lit and become a member through a tax-deductible donation, please visit womenlit.org. Membership at higher levels includes private salons as well as invitation-only intimate receptions with authors and fellow Women Lit members before public talks, including the Leila Slimani event.
Presented in collaboration with Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.
Books will be for sale, courtesy of Pegasus Books; book signing follows the program.