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Literary event “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” with Kim Thúy

événement culturel en ligne, en français


In partnership with the Alliance française from Canada, the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris, the general Consulate of France in Québec and the Institut Français in Paris, the next edition of “Je viens de loins, j’écris en français” will be held on Saturday the 4th of July at 7pm (Paris time) / 1pm (Montréal time) with our guest Kim Thúy.

Kim Thúy left Vietnam with the “boat people” when she was 10 and settled in Québec with her family. She studied translation and law, and worked as a seamstress, interpreter, lawyer, restaurant owner and culinary journalist for the radio and television. 

She has been awarded many prizes, amongst which the Governor's literary Prize in 2010, and was one of the four finalists for the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2018. Her books are translated in 29 languages in 39 countries and territories. Kim Thúy now lives in Montréal and dedicates herself to writing.

Initiated in 2017, Je viens de loin, j’écris en français events from the Alliance française de Paris Île-de-France invite authors (writers, directors, comics writers…) coming from abroad and who chose the French language to express themselves. 

Bernard Magnier explores his guests’ universe through their writing journey, their creation process, their relationship with the French language or their mother tongue, and their personal anecdotes. Journalist, publisher and renowned expert on francophone literatures, Bernard Magnier plans and hosts this events with finesse, sincerity and sagacity. 

Since May 2020, it is online that these events keep on introducing you to some of the greatest francophone authors. For this special edition, Suzanne Cyr will join Bernard Magnier and co-host the event.

This new online edition of “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” is the opportunity to discuss once more this author’s vision on the French language through her personal path, with which you will certainly relate. And to focus again on her novels tackling Vietnam, Québec, journeys, love, life. 

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to get to know and talk to this writer, who will be live from Montréal!

événement culturel en ligne, en français






(re)Discover the past editions of “Je viens de loin, j’écris en français” on the Alliance française Paris’ Youtube channel