The Art of Science Fiction: Interview with Sylvie Denis, France’s Queen of Sci-Fi

Saturday, April 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
  • International
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Women/Gender

Sylvie Denis interviewed by Marie Brennan

For this special event, one of France’s leading science fiction writers, Sylvie Denis, travels to the Bay Area Book Festival to discuss her work and the genre of science fiction. A novelist, short story writer, critic, editor, and translator, Denis has often focused her writing on new technologies and their impact on societies. She also will explore themes of climate change and migration (her current focus) and will share her experience as a woman writing (French critical theory has had much to say, controversially, about the female literary voice). Finally, how does translation affect the presentation of literary work and science fiction especially? She will be interviewed by fantasy writer Marie Brennan, whose work Denis has translated. SURPRISE: First 75 people will receive a special translation of part of Denis’s novel, an excerpt prepared just for this program and not available anywhere else!

Magnes Museum

With the support of Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States