Sex, Lies & Woolf

Premieres on 22 May at 7pm, on Charleston’s YouTube channel

Franco-Moroccan writer and journalist Leïla Slimani is one of today’s most exciting international voices.

Her global bestselling novels include ‘Lullaby’, winner of the 2016 Prix Goncourt, and ‘Adèle’, which won the 2015 La Mamounia Prize. As well as writing about human rights in her novels, Slimani is an activist and winner of the Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom.

Slimani is known to keep a copy of Virginia Woolf’s diaries on her bedside table. Now, she comes to Charleston for the first time to speak to Rosie Goldsmith about her novels, beliefs, and latest non-fiction book, ‘Sex and Lies’, a collection of essays giving voice to young Moroccan women translated by Sophie Lewis.

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Photo: Leïla Slimani © Catherine Heile