Monday, March 20, 2006

French Author Rufin in Helsinki Today

Jean-Cristophe RufinThe French author Jean-Christophe Rufin is visiting Finland today and tomorrow. Tonight he will be interviewed by Kimmo Lehtonen at seven (Mannerheim-sali, Uusi ylioppilastalo, Mannerheimintie 5 A, 5th floor; free admittance) at an event organized by HYSFK and his publisher Tammi.

Rufin’s book Globalia just came out in Finnish.


Blogger jukkahoo said...

A very nice meeting with monsieur Rufin. Kimmo had few questions prepared, but I guess J-C managed to answer most of those well before Kimmo was able to ask his second question. Rufin answered in a very roundabout-way, which while being entertaining and informative, tended to float around quite a bit.

Audience was smallish, about twenty, but interestingly mainly consisting of non-sf people; there were probably few French students, some elderly people who had read todays Hesari and at least two reporters. And people asked questions the moments they were given a chance! All in all, a nice gathering.

More of this, methinks.

Woerd du jour: Ax Brielson exclaimed: "Boil in my boots if there aren't days when a word comes into my head and I find myself saying to it: 'Zurxzlv? What are you, anyway? A Turkish verb? an Arab city? some bit of Finnish?' The giant Rus sighed wearily."

20 March, 2006 22:54  
Blogger Tero said...

Yes, rub it in, why dont you? No, I’m glad the event went well, even if I wasn’t able to attend (due to you all being in the wrong city and all). :)

21 March, 2006 09:28  

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