For both avid and occasional readers, this festival offers opportunities to meet authors and journalists from around the world, to debate, think about, and compare viewpoints on major topics that make for the greatness and misery of humanity, from courage and dissidence to feelings, sensations and impressions, femininity, childhood, creation, memory, exile, violence, politics, religion and climate, as well as subjects related to linguistics, storytelling, novel characters, word choices, writing style and more.
Alongside the meetings, debates and conferences, there are readings and signing sessions, as well as a pop-up book shop, where you can get book recommendations and have them signed by their authors!
Many events will be held throughout the Lyon urban area, in museums, book shops and cinemas, for this major literature festival.
The invited authors:
Philippe Apeloig, Alaa El Aswany, Andrés Barba, Christophe Boltanski, Adrien Bosc, Grégoire Bouillier, Geneviève Brisac, Joshua Cohen, Bérengère Cournut, Amaury da Cunha, Daniel de Roulet, Sophie Divry, Pierre Ducrozet, Carolin Emcke, Davide Enia, Jérôme Ferrari, Philippe Forest, Éric Fottorino, Rodrigo Fresán, Daniel Galera, Santiago Gamboa, Anne-Marie Garat, Sylvie Germain, Sylvie Gracia, Simonetta Greggio, Joumana Haddad, Fabienne Jacob, Serge Joncour, Maylis de Kerangal, Mick Kitson, Cloé Korman, Amitava Kumar, Marie-Hélène Lafon, Camille Laurens, Linda Lê, Mike McCormack, Serge Mestre, Delphine Minoui, Monseigneur Michaeel Najeeb, Itamar Orlev, Emmanuelle Pagano, Connie Palmen, Maria Pourchet, Sylvain Prudhomme, Elisabetta Rasy, Yves Ravey, Violaine Schwartz, Aude Seigne, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Reihane Taravati, Antoine Wauters, Liao Yiwu.