Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, a French and Belgian dramatist, novelist, fiction writer and film director, will be in town from November 5 to 8 this year.
Eric Emmanuel Schmitt’s plays have been staged in over fifty countries and translated into forty languages. His breakthrough theatre work came with his script « Le Visiteur », which won Molière prizes for best author and best show in 1993/1994. His career as a novelist began with a renowned success for his work « The Sect of the Egoists », which won the Prix du Premier Roman de la Ville d’Arras in 1994.
In 2001, he received the the French Academy’s ’Grand Prix du Théâtre’ for the entire corpus of his work.
And in 2010, he received the Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle for "Concerto à la mémoire d’un ange".
This year Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt has been unanimously elected by his peer members of the jury of the Prix Goncourt, where he occupies the cover of Edmonde Charles-Roux, Jules Renard and Sacha Guitry.
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt in Hong Kong
Film screening of « Oscar et la dame rose », followed by a discussion between Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt and Dr Fredric MAO Chun-fai, BBS at Asia Society
November 6 (Sunday), 3:15pm – 6:30pm
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
RSVP required: http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/oscar-and-lady-pink
For reservation and more information: http://oscar-dame-rose.fr/
Meeting students at French International School (Not open to general public)
November 7 (Monday)
Meeting with readers at the French bookshop Parenthèses in Central
November 7 (Monday) 6:30pm-8pm
14 Wellington Street, Central Hong Kong
For more information: www.parentheses-hk.com
Meeting with university students at Department of Government and International Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (Not open to general public)
November 8 (Tuesday) 10am-11:30am
For more information about Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt : www.eric-emmanuel-schmitt.com