Novelist and Essayist, Stéphane Audeguy, was born in Tours, France, in 1964. He studied French, British, and American literature at the University of Paris and served as « lecteur, » and assistant professor at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville from 1986 to 1987. Since 1999 he has taught art history and the history of cinema at a high school just outside Paris.
His first two novels were both popular and critical successes. : Theory of Clouds (Gallimard, 2005) presents, through beings both imaginary and historical, the history of meteorology and all those who feel passionately about it. Only Son (Gallimard, 2006), which takes place during the French Revolution, is the fictional autobiography of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s brother. These two novels, plus a third in the works, form a triptych proposing a novelistic meditation upon the relationship between man, nature, technology, and history.
In the past few months, Stéphane Audeguy has been awarded several literary prizes, among which "Le Prix des Deux Magots" and the "Marie-Claire Blais" prize of the Association Quebec-France.
Stéphane Audeguy is currently putting the finishing touches on a monograph on monsters and is preparing different essays, including « In Praise of the Sweet » (set to be published in 2006).
Format of the lecture
During this tour of “author appearances” rather than lectures, Stéphane Audeguy will read passages from his books, in hopes of initiating informal exchanges with readers on the subject of his work as a writer, as well as other topics.
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