Author event in English followed by an aperitif in the presence of the author.
Photo above – courtesy Jan Michalksi foundation © Mirabella Balaciut
The British novelist and writer Jonathan Coe will be in conversation with Lisbeth Koutchoumoff, journalist of Le Temps, at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Montricher (above Morges) on Saturday, 18th October at 16.00 This event coincides with the publication of his latest novel, “Expo 58”. Expo 58 is a comic spy and international love story. A perfect evocation of a moment in the history of the Cold War, the novel looks at Europe as a place of shifting and clashing political interests.
The event will be held at the Fondation Jan Michalski in Montricher, at the foot of the Vaudois Jura. The building that houses the foundation (in banner heading above – is famed for its interesting design. More info about concept and aim of the building here
Entrance to the event is CHF 10 – Reservations required email@example.com
Here’s a quote from Expo 58
“He waited in silence for the blindfold to be tied firmly at the back of his head. ‘Right,’ said Wilkins, emphatically. ‘That should do. How many fingers am I holding up?’ ‘Three,’ said Thomas. ‘God damn it to hell, how did you know that? Can you see through the cloth?’ ‘No. It was a guess.’ ‘Well you’re not supposed to guess. For crying out loud, I’m trying to make sure that you can’t see where we’re going. We’re not here to play guessing games. How many fingers am I holding up?’ ‘I’ve no idea. I can’t see a bloody thing.’ ‘Good. It was four, by the way. Not that it matters. Now shut up.” —