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Alain Mabanckou at Les Rendez-Vous Littéraires

After a successful first season that was embraced by Francophiles, Sofitel New York‘s Rendez-Vous Littéraires, a series of intimate conversations with well-known French authors, is set to return to Gaby Brasserie Française.

With a commitment to providing hotel guests and local community members with culturally unique experiences, Sofitel New York is proud to host this special literary series that highlights French culture – one of the brand’s founding pillars, which also include gastronomy, design and wellbeing.

Olivier Barrot, French journalist and TV5 Monde personality, will return as the host of the series, which is conducted entirely in French.

Born in the Republic of Congo and educated in Paris, Alain Mabanckou is an award-winning writer best-known for his work on contemporary life in Africa and the African population living in France. He has written a number of novels and collections of poetry, and is a key figure of Francophone literature. He currently teaches at UCLA and the prestigious College de France. Some of his most recent work includes the novels Lumières de Pointe-Noire and Petit Piment, as well as the essay Le Sanglot de l’homme noir.

Tickets include wine, hors d’oeuvres and a book signed by the author. Space is limited, so reservations must be made in advance with Daniel Harpaz at daniel.harpaz@sofitel.com or 646-251-9211.