Maylis Besserie will be in conversation with her translator Cliona Ni Riordan on Saturday February 25th at No 2 Pery Square at 1pm.
Maylis Besserie was born in Bordeaux and now lives in Paris. She works as a producer for the radio channel France Culture. Besserie’s connection with Ireland started when her family sent her to spend summers in Cork. Yell, Sam, If You Still Can (Le Tiers Temps) was her first novel and won Le Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, 2020. Here is Samuel Beckett in the last stage of his life in 1989, living in a retirement home in Paris. He has become part of his own drama productions, waiting for the end of days and communicating with his lost love ones. Scattered Love (Les amours dispersées) recounts the end of days of William Butler Yeats and will be published in translation by Lilliput in June 2023. Photo credit: Francesca Mantovani / Editions Gallimard