INTERVIEW WITH MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ CANCELLED
The announced visit by author Michel Houellebecq to The Netherlands and Belgium has unfortunately been cancelled. The author did not show up. Houellebecq would be making various appearances following the publication of his book La carte et le territoire in Amsterdam, The Hague and Brussels from 12 to 15 September, giving interviews to the press and attending public events.
Due to the author’s no-show his appearance at BorderKitchen has regrettably also been cancelled.
Michel Houellebecq presented his long awaited new novel La carte et le territoire last September. Three months later the book was awarded the Prix Goncourt, the most important French literary prize. The Dutch translation was published in May, and the English translation will be available at the end of September. Following the book’s publication Michel Houellebecq will be our guest on September, 13th.
Michel Houellebecq caused quite a stir in the literary world in 1998 with his sensational novel Les Particules élémentaires (Atomised), a razor sharp and dark diagnosis of the liberal western civilization. It was later followed by Plateforme (Platform) and possibilité d'une île (The possibility of an island). In The map and the territory Houellebecq describes the life of the French artist Jed Martin, made famous by his photos of Michelin road maps. Houellebecq himself makes an appearance in the book as well, in a rather unenviable role.
During BorderKitchen Houellebecq will be interviewed in French; translation in Dutch is provided. Martin de Haan, longtime translator of Houellebecq's work, will take on the role of interviewer as well as interpreter this evening.
Location: Korzo Theater. Address: Prinsestraat 42, The Hague.
Start: 20.00 hrs.
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‘The Goncourt for Michel Houellebecq, not only because he deserved it a long time ago, but also because this is his best novel.’ – Le Nouvel Observateur
‘The whole bang-shoot is insidiously attaching. He is a true original.’ – The Guardian
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