Literary Rendezvous at Rue Cambon Invite Leïla Slimani — CHANEL Events

For the fifth edition of the Rendez-vous littéraires rue Cambon [Literary Rendezvous at Rue Cambon], the House of CHANEL along with ambassador and spokesperson for the House Charlotte Casiraghi invite the writer Leïla Slimani, winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 2016 for her novel ‘Lullaby’ published by Gallimard.

Hosted by the literary historian Fanny Arama, this conversation begins with the actress and friend of the House Zita Hanrot’s reading of an extract from ‘Le Pays des autres’, a novel by Leïla Slimani published in 2020. The writer then talks about her relationship with writing, female emancipation through literary history and the universal and non-gendered scope of literature.

00:00 Opening by Charlotte Casiraghi
01:56 Reading of an extract from ‘Le pays des autres’
11:42 Presentation of Leïla Slimani’s work
16:13 Zita Hanrot on her calling for acting
17:39 Charlotte Casiraghi on the novel ‘Le Pays des autres’
19:36 Leïla Slimani’s fictional heroines
23:30 On women’s bodies
26:05 On impulses
29:21 Achieving emancipation through reading and writing
32:00 Advice for aspiring writers
32:55 The role of clothing

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