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Conférence: Writer and Psychoanalyst, Marie Darrieussecq

  • Saturday March 24, 2018

Come and meet French novelist Marie Darrieussecq, for an accessible talk in a relaxed atmosphere. The writer of award-winning novel “Truismes” will tell us about the links between writing and psychoanalysis, thus exploring the recurring patterns one finds in her books: mother and child relationships; absence and disappearance;  identity; transformation and metamorphosis.

There will be a book signing session at the end of the talk.

If you wish to discover some of Marie Darrieussecq's work, you are invited to borrow some of her books in Chinese from our library (丈夫不見了, 小姐變成豬, 暈海) and many more in French!


Born in Bayonne (Basque country) in France, Marie Darrieussecq graduated from Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris and became a professor. She is a prolific experimental author, who first worked as a psychoanalyst before devoting her time to writing. In 2013, she was awarded the Medicis prize for her novel Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes. Her work was nominated for many other prestigious prizes.


50 people maximum. Talk filled on a first come first served basis. 

Free event - By RSVP only to


Photo credits © P.O.L Yann Diener


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