Thursday, February 26, 2009


Meet novelist Olivier Bleys

Author of more than a dozen historical novels on subjects as diverse as the construction of the Eiffel Tower, a merchant of tulips in the Netherlands and the introduction of the piano to Brazil, prizewinning writer Olivier Bleys will discuss his work in English and read extracts from published and unpublished work (in French with English translation by Jean Anderson).

Olivier is French writer-in-residence at Thorndon’s Randell Cottage, and his books have been translated into eight languages. He is currently working on a contemporary novel set in New Zealand about an astronomer, a meteorite and an art exhibition.

5:50-7:00pm on Thursday 12 March at Alliance Française,

level 3, 78 Victoria Street Wellington, NZ

All welcome, refreshments provided.

RSVP to 04 472 1272 by 10 March appreciated.

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