FEATURED SPEAKERS (along w/Greil Marcus)
Emmanuel Carrère directed the film of his 1986 novel La Moustache, a calmly frenzied account of paranoia where the reader can never find the solid ground of believing a single character, which is also to say never not believing what anyone is saying in any moment, in 2011. A screenwriter and also the director of Back to Kotelnich (2003), he is the author of the novels L’amie du jaguar (1983), Gothic Romance (1984), Class Trip (1996), the memoir My Life as a Russian Novel (2007), and the train-wreck biography Limonov: The Outrageous Adventures of the Radical Soviet Poet Who Became a Bum in New York, a Sensation in France, and a Political Antihero in Russia, published in
France in 2011 and in the United States, as fittingly as could be, two days after tonight’s event and the conclusion of Festival Albertine. He lives in Paris.
Mary Gaitskill is the author of the celebrated Bad Behavior(1988), the less-celebrated but unforgettably harsh and gentleTwo Girls, Fat and Thin, the short story collection Because They Wanted To (1997), the novel Veronica, which as fiction includes some of the best music writing of the last forty years, and the bitingly realized story collection Don’t Cry (2009). She is the Sidney Harman Writer in Residence at Baruch College in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn.
Percival Everett is Distinguished Professor of English at USC and the author of more than twenty novels and short story collections, including Suder, about a third baseman for the Seattle Mariners who turns into Prometheus (1983), Zulus(1990), God’s Country (1994), Frenzy (1997), the hilarious Glyph, featuring a portrait of a visiting French literary celebrity so besotted with himself it can be embarrassing to read (1999), the present-day noir western Assumption (2011), and Percival Everett by Virgil Russell: A Novel (2013), which it is. He lives in Los Angeles.
Previous Festival Albertine notes/posts.