|Institut Francais, South Kensington|
Wed 31 Jan 7.30pm
Alabama Song (Mercure de France, 2007) is the fictional autobiography of Zelda Sayre, wife to famed novelist F Scott Fitzgerald. Together the jet-setting Fitzgeralds lit up the flapper era in France and the US; in private, theirs was a tempestuous relationship further strained by Zelda's degenerating mental health. Gilles Leroy, awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt for this, his twelth novel last year, will be in conversation with Boyd Tonkin, Literary Editor of The Independent.
£3, conc. £2 In English early reservation recommended