Talk in Montclair
The Postcard: A Conversation with Author Anne Berest

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Montclair Public Library

In English

As part of the Montclair Literary Festival, FIAF in partnership with Montclair Public Library, Villa Albertine, and Watchung Booksellers welcomes best-selling author Anne Berest to celebrate the English language publication of her award-winning novel, The Postcard. Berest will discuss the book and career highlights with People magazine editor Kate Tuttle.

Luminous and gripping to the very last page, The Postcard (Europa, 2023, translated by Tina Kover) is an enthralling investigation into family secrets, a poignant tale of mothers and daughters, and a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Parisian intellectual and artistic life.

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing with the author.

“A testament to the power of imagination.” — Vogue

Anne Berest

Anne Berest is the bestselling co-author of How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are (Doubleday, 2014) and the author of numerous novels including La Carte postale (The Postcard) and Sagan, a novel based on the life of French writer Françoise Sagan.

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    • With her sister Claire, Berest is also the author of Gabriële, a critically acclaimed biography of her great-grandmother, Gabriële Buffet-Picabia, Marcel Duchamp’s lover and muse. Berest is the great-granddaughter of the painter Francis Picabia.

      For her work as a writer, she has been profiled in publications such as French Vogue and Haaretz newspaper.

      The recipient of numerous literary awards, her most recent novel, La Carte postale (The Postcard), was a finalist for the Goncourt Prize and has been a longtime bestseller in France.

Kate Tuttle

Kate Tuttle is an executive editor at People magazine, covering books. A past president of the National Book Critics Circle, she formerly edited the books pages at the Boston Globe. Her reviews and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, and elsewhere.