It was an evening of Francophone literary experience with three authors having diverse style of strokes at the Swiss Embassy. Soiree Litteraire 2013, with an aim to build audiences for contemporary writing in French. The event involved readings from the original text by the authors followed by conversations.
The guests of the event were three Francophone authors, Nicolas Ancion from Belgium, David Collin from Switzerland and Chowra Makaremi from France and Classical guitarist Shyamant Behal.
Nicolas Ancion, a lover of literary challenges and performances, who had written a novel in 24 hours in public during Brussels Book Fair in 2010, read out excerpts from his The 35 billion Euro Man, a novel which describes the abduction of multi billionaire Lakshmi Mittal. The author said, ‘It is fun to write and I love writing the way I see the world. Through this book I wanted to tell the story of my birth city Liege.’ The author has a knack for humor and writes fiction for adults and children. His session was moderated by Professor Vijaya Rao of JNU.
Swiss David Collin, read pericopes from his novel Memorial Circles and was moderated by Annie Mathews, a journalist cum film production Manager. The author's variegated expertise includes performing arts projects, organizing literary events, producing cultural programs and writing short stories and essays.
Iranian born Chowra Makaremi, got hold of a few excerpts from her novel Aziz's Notebook based on the memoirs of her grandfather, in which he had narrated the event of execution of his two daughters during the Iranian Revolution in 1979 including the author's mother. The author said, ‘It is a pleasure to write, what you are committed to' in her discussion with the moderator Renuka George, a documentary film maker.’
Classical guitarist Shyamant Behal wooed the listeners by reciting short notes from traditional latin genres.