March 11: French Literature in the Making: Yasmina Reza in conversation with Olivier Barrot

Join New York University's La Maison Francaise for a conversation between writer, journalist and television producer Olivier Barrot and Yasmina Reza, author of the Tony Award-winning plays “Art; Trois Versions de la vie" and "God of Carnage" as a part of the French Literature in the Making Series.

March 11, 2013 7:30pm
La Maison Française
16 Washington Mews at University Place

One of the most prominent playwrights of her generation, Yasmina Reza has been translated into some thirty-five languages and performed all over the world. She is the first non English-speaking recipient of two Tony awards, and has also received numerous Olivier Awards, Molières Awards, and a César. Also a director and actress, Reza is the author of seven works of fiction. Her latest book, Heureux les heureux, consists of twenty monologues involving recurring characters. Pessimistic, ironic and humorous, her works depict, with sharp sarcasm, the ridicule and childishness of adults living in a materialistic world.