In conversation with Marie NDiaye

With Jennifer Yee (Christ Church), as part of the ‘Contemporains’ series convened by Ève Morisi (St Hugh's)

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Event in French, organised in collaboration with the Alliance Française d'Oxford.
Please note that the event is now sold out, but that it will be live-streamed on the Alliance Française d'Oxford Instagram page.

The French bookshop "La Page" will be holding an on-site book sale from 4.30pm.

Marie NDiaye will be in conversation with Jennifer Yee (Christ Church), as part of the ‘Contemporains’ series convened by Ève Morisi (St Hugh's)


Marie Ndiaye published her first novel, Quant au riche avenir, when she was 17. She won the Prix Goncourt in 2009 with Trois femmes puissantes. Her play Papa doit manger is the sole play by a living female writer to be part of the repertoire of the Comédie française. She co-wrote the screenplay for the 2022 legal drama Saint Omer alongside its director Alice Diop, and Amrita David. In September 2022 the film was selected as France's official selection for Best International Film at the 95th Academy Awards.