French Graduate Students contribute to Kim Thúy's Publication

February 13, 2018
Kim Thuy

When Québécois writer, Kim Thúy, visited our department last spring, she was so impressed by the graduate students that she met that she asked them to contribute a creative piece for a forthcoming publication, Fictions: Penser le monde par la littérature (Chêne-Bourg, Switzerland; Georg Editeur, 2017). This book contains the talks of authors Erri De Luca, Petros Markaris, Kim Thuy, and Boualem Sansal, presented at the Recontres Internationales de Genève.  However, Thuy generously included essays by three of our graduate students (Jérôme Gendrot, Xinyi Tan, Joseph White) and a recent alumna (Rachel Elizabeth Willis, University of Denver) along with her presentation, “La fiction, une réalité sans frontières:”

Jérôme Gendrot, "Fiction, la réalité sans frontières"

Xinyi Tan,  "A Carolina, mon pays d’adoption, mon premier amour"

Joseph White, "L’amour à vie, l’écriture ineffaçable, le réel demeurera toujours à portée de nos souffles"

Rachel Elizabeth Willis, "La fiction, c’est la réalité sans frontières"

Well done!