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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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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"Quand la politique veut séduire" : découvrez les textes des invités

Lisez et téléchargez les textes des invités du débat "Quand la politique veut séduire" vendredi 6 mars au Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse.


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Limit states: testing the body

With : Bertrand Hell, Steven Laureys et Jean-Louis Étienne.

Presented by : Jean-Marie Durand / Les Inrocks


Trance, mystical experience, altered consciousness, coma, or physical performances pushed to the extreme: there are many experiences that stretch the...
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"Quand l'art manifeste" : découvrez les textes de Marin Karmitz, Arnaud Meunier et Boualem Sansal.

Lisez et téléchargez les textes des invités du débat "Quand l'art manifeste" mercredi 28 janvier au Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse.


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