23. ilb 06. - 16.09.2023

Jean-Christophe Rufin: The Hanged Man of Conakry

Portrait Jean-Christophe Rufin
Jean-Christophe Rufin [© Francesca Mantovani]

The Prix Goncourt-winning writer, former French ambassador to Senegal and vice president as well as co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières tells the story in his crime novel of a French consul in Guinea who prefers to drink white wine in the heat of the day and play the piano at night. Then, when a hanged European is found in the marina of Conakry, his criminal talents awaken. »A bald-headed anti-conformist, he is as timid as he is daring, which allows him to shatter ›diplomatic‹ decorum« [Le Monde].

Moderation: Vincent von Wroblewsky
Speaker: Sandra Maren Schneider
Language: French, German