Writers in the Public Sphere
Risks, Rights and Responsibilities of Writers in the Public Sphere
A lunchtime discussion with Laurent Binet
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, a lunchtime discussion was held on political journalism in France post-Charlie Hebdo with Laurent Binet. This followed Binet’s talk on Tuesday evening, March 31, where he talked about his historical novel HHhH in the seminar co-sponsored with the Contemporary Global Novel research group with Nancy Armstrong.
Binet is hosted by French and Francophone Studies and co-sponsored by the Media Fellows Program of the Sanford Public Policy School and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.
Writer and Journalist
Laurent Binet is a writer-journalist known best for his novel, HHhH (2009), a historical thriller in the extensive field of World War II fiction. Binet takes up the event of “Operation Änthropoide” in a first-person narrative probing how we investigate, reconstruct, and imagine conflicts such as all-out war and the Shoah. It won the…...Read More