Talk by Jake Lamar “Brothers in Exile: African-American Authors in Paris”
American journalist and writer, Jake Lamar, will be speaking about “Brothers in Exile: African-American Authors in Paris” as part of the Spring 2019 Speaker Series, on May 24th from 10 to 11 am.
Lamar was born in 1961 and grew up in the Bronx. He has lived in Paris since 1993. He is the author of a memoir, essays, reviews, short stories, seven novels and a play. His most recent work, Viper’s Dream, is both a crime novel and a radio drama set in the jazz world of Harlem between 1936 and 1961. He is a recipient of the Lyndhurst Prize (for his book Bourgeois Blues), France’s Grand Prize for best foreign thriller (The Last Integrationist), a French National Book Center grant (for his novel Postérité) and a Beaumarchais fellowship for his play Brothers in Exile. He is currently working on a memoir about his life in Paris.
This talk is free and open to the public. No reservations necessary, but seating is limited. The Speaker Series has been made possible with the support of the Embassy of the United States of America, France. / Avec le soutien de l’Ambassade des États-Unis d’Amérique.
Location: English-language Library in Angers