Saturday 25 November, 2:30 pm
Gabriella Zimmermann is French, but has lived and worked for over thirty years in Venice, her city of choice. For many years she taught French as a foreign language at Ca' Foscari University of Venice. She now devotes her time to translating, particularly Donna Leon's novels, and to researching the city of Venice. She has written a literary guide: Venise au fil des mots (Ed. Pimientos, 2006); an emotional history of the Serenissima : Venise au fil des temps (Ed. Pimientos, 2007) and the history of the Librairie française de Venise: Venise à livre ouvert (Ed. La Tour Verte, 2019).
Cédric Gras was born in 1982. He combined long-distance travel, a passion for mountains and geography studies, before spending a decade abroad in post-Soviet countries. A writer who was awarded the Albert-London Prize in 2020, he is also the author and presenter of a documentary series on the Arte channel. This year he will be publishing a new book: Alpinistes de Mao.
Jean Rolin was born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1949. A writer and journalist, he was awarded the Prix Médicis in 1996 for L’Organisation (Gallimard), and has received numerous literary prizes, including the Prix Louis Guilloux, the Prix de la Langue Française, the Prix Albert Londres, the Prix Roger Nimier, the Prix des Gens de mer, the Prix Joseph Kessel, the Prix Pierre Mac Orlan, the Prix Alexandre Vialatte, the Prix Valéry Larbaud and the Prix Jean Freustié. Since 2000, he has published with Editions P.O.L. His most recent publication is La Traversée de Bondoufle (2022).