Bibliotopia 2023 | Interview with Lucie Rico and Hanna Bervoets

« Digital Space: Between virtual reality and real life. »
Moderated by Michelle Bailat-Jones

Lucie Rico is a French novelist, screenwriter and director, and an associate professor of creative writing at the University of Clermont Auvergne. Her first book, a dark fable, « Fowl Eulogies » (translated by Daria Chernysheva, World Editions, 2023), won the Ecology Prize. « GPS », which received a special mention in the Wepler Prize, explores the world without restrictions and, under the guise of an investigation into a shocking disappearance, questions the porosity between the real and the virtual.

Hanna Bervoets is a Dutch writer, essayist and screenwriter. Her prolific body of work has earned her the Frans Kellendonk Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Netherlands. Published in English by Picador, « We Had to Remove this Post » (2022, translated by Emma Rault) and « Ivanow » (to be published later in 2023) measure the fluctuations of human behaviour against the yardstick of scientific change and new technologies.

Jan Michalski Foundation, 2 April 2023