Published: April 13, 2017

Thursday April 27, 2017 at 5 p.m. in HUMN 125
Reception will follow in HUMN 350

Award winning Lebanese author Charif Majdalani will discuss the just released English Translation of his novel Moving the Palace. The book is a modern day Odyssey: recounting the story of a young Lebanese adventurer who leaves the Levant to explore the wilds of Africa at the dawn of the 20th century.

Charif Majdalani, born in Lebanon in 1960, is one of the most important names in Lebanese literature today. Majdalani lived in France from 1980 to 1993 and now teaches French literature at the Université Saint-Joseph in Beirut. The original French version of his novel Moving the Palace won the 2008 François Muriac Prize from the Académie Française as well as the Prix Tropiques.

Sponsored by the French & Italian Department and The Consulate General of France.