The Villa Gillet

Founded in 1987, the Villa Gillet welcomes in Lyon fiction and non-fiction writers, artists and scholars from over the world to ponder issues relevant to our ever shiflting world. The Villa Gillet makes the work of exciting contemporary thinkers accessible to the largest audience possible, by organizing events during the year, and during its festivals : the International Forum on the Novel — happening every year in May since 2007— co-organized with "Le Monde", Walls and Bridges, a ten-day series of events that happened from 2011 to 2013 and Mode d'emploi : un festival des idées — a festival of public debates — initiated in 2012.

The Recipients of the 2014 Franz Hessel Prize

The 2014 Franz Hessel Prize was awarded to Christine Montalbetti for Plus rien que les vagues et le vent (P.O.L, 2014) and Esther Kinsky for Am Fluß (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 2014). 


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La Villa Gillet recherche un(e) stagiaire programmation / communication.

La Villa Gillet recherche, dès que possible, pour six mois, un(e) stagiaire programmation / communication. 


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La Villa Gillet recherche un(e) stagiaire médiations / production d'événements culturels

La Villa Gillet recherche à partir du 1er septembre 2015, pour quatre mois, un(e) stagiaire médiations et production d'événements culturels. 


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Écoutez les podcasts de la saison 2014/2015

Pascal Quignard, Elisabeth Roudinesco, Frédéric Beigbeder, Benjamin Stora, Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam, ... : écoutez les podcasts des rencontres de la saison 2014/2015 !


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L'association Libraires en Rhônes-Alpes partenaire de la Villa Gillet

L'association Libraires en Rhônes-Alpes en partenariat avec la Villa Gillet


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Meeting with Emmanuelle Bamayack-Tam, Loïc Merle and Jean-Noël Orengo Disorder. A discussion about chaos, and reality

In collaboration with éditions Actes Sud, Grasset and P.O.L. In partnership with Vivement Dimanche bookstore.


Presented by : Stéphane Duchêne / Le Petit Bulletin

Abandoned,...
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When politics attempts to seduce

This debate is in relation with  "Discours à la nation" (Written and staged by Ascanio Celestini) at the Théâtre de la croix-Rousse from April 8th to 11th 2015.


With : Roselyne Bachelot, Christian Delporte,...
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