Cuando escuches esta canción is the latest book by the writer Lola Lafon, which will be presented tomorrow Wednesday at 19.30 at the Theatre of the Instituto Francés in Madrid. The event is free of charge if you book by clicking on this link. Event in French with simultaneous translation.
This novel received the Grand Prix des Lecteurs ELLE 2023 and the Prix Décembre 2022 and is part of the collection Ma nuit au musée (My Night at the Museum), a literary collection published by Stock editions, which invites famous French authors to spend a night alone in a museum to be inspired by the works of art they freely explore.
“On 18 August 2021, I spent the night at the Anne Frank Museum in the Annexe. Anne Frank, whom people know even if they don’t know much about her, how to describe her famous diary, which every schoolchild has read and which no adult really remembers? Is it a testimony, a testament, a literary work? The diary of a girl who can only go up and down a flight of stairs, less than forty square metres to cover for seven hundred and sixty days. That night I imagined it to be like a retreat, a silence. I imagined that night as a night to welcome Anne Frank’s absence. I was wrong. The night is inhabited, it is illuminated by reflections; in the heart of the Annexe, there was still an urgency that had to be dealt with”.
Publisher: ALIANZA EDITORIAL
Binding: Soft cover
RPP: 19,90 euros