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About the Book

Édouard LouisCompositions is a hybrid work conceived on the margins of the pictorial dimension where the textual and the visual are combined in a literary book of art. It can be read or not, even though every word was carefully chosen; its works can be carefully looked at and analysed for hours or just rapidly gone through: this book is an art object that goes beyond the literary frame.

About the Author

Édouard LouisBorn in Winnipeg, Canada, J. Roger Léveillé has published over thirty books (novels, poetry, essays) in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and in France. He has a masters in French literature and worked as a journalist and producer at Radio-Canada, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, until 2006. M. Léveillé has directed portraits of authors for television, as well as special issues of literary journals, and he is invited as a guest speaker at many national and international meetings. He was director at Les Éditions du Blé book publisher for a long time, and secretary of the Winnipeg International Writers Festival. His work has garnered numerous recognitions, foremost Manitoba's Arts Award of Distinction. In 2009, he was writer and lecturer in residence at the Université de Rennes, France.

About the Boston Book Festival

Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.


About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provide a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.


About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien

The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.

Sponsors

This event is co-presented with the Boston Book Festival and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and made possible thanks in part to the Mosaïque Cultural Fund.

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