Join France’s celebrated author Wilfried N’Sondé as he presents from his latest literary work, Concrete Flowers, alongside authors Thierry Dimanche and Maude Vielleux at the French Kiss panel as part of the sixth annual Wordstock Sudbury. The panel will be moderated by Chloé LaDuchesse.
Tickets can be purchased at the Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival.
Presented as part of Wordstock Sudbury in partnership with Salon du Livre du Grand Sudbury and supported by the Consulat général du France à Toronto. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. We would also like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Wilfried N'Sondé was born in 1969 in the Congo (Brazzaville) and grew up in France. After having studied politic sciences in Paris, he lived 25 years in Berlin. He is now based in Paris. Wilfried is widely considered one of the shining lights of the new generation of African and Afropean writers. His work has received considerable critical attention and been recognized with prestigious literary awards, including the Prix de Cinq Continents de la Francophonie and the Prix Senghor de la création littéraire. His last novel, Concrete Flowers, was published in English by Indiana University Press in 2018. He is also a musician and a songwriter, and he tours with his brother Serge N’Sondé in France and Germany. His appearance is in partnership with the Toronto Cultural Office of the French Embassy in Canada.