A Room with a View for Sylvie Denis & Antoine Maillard

Sylvie Denis and Antoine Maillard will be our guests for the two 2018 sessions of our writing residency “A Room with a view”.

Sylvie Denis is considered by literary critics as a major female figure of French science-fiction, both thanks to her novels and short stories and to her contributions as a science-fiction essayist, critic, anthologist, editor and translator. Two of the Americans authors she translated – Marie Brennan and Gail Carriger – live in the region of San Francisco. Her works question new technologies and their impact on our societies. She received the Prix Solaris in 1998 for L’Anniversaire de Caroline, the Rosny Aîné award in 2000 for Dedans-Dehors and the Julia Verlanger award in 2004 for Haute Ecole. She is currently working on a new novel, Sans port d’attache, exploring the themes of climate change and migration.

Sylvie Denis is in residency from April 25 to June 2, 2018.

Antoine Maillard is a cartoonist and an illustrator for French and American press (Télérama, Le Parisien Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times). Through an appealing muted palette, his artworks develop a moody and atmospheric style that sometimes allude to something darker. Based in the everyday, his comics are full of close crops of his characters mixed with wider landscape shots, and feel almost filmic with their pacing and composition. He finds his inspiration essentially in American imagery, in American independent comics (Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Charles Burns) as well as in dark cinema (David Lynch, John Carpenter), painting (Edward Hopper) and photography (Gregory Crewdson, Larry Clark). He is currently working on a graphic novel, Slash Them All, which tells the story of three teenagers facing the murder of two of their classmates at the end of the academic year in a small fictional costal city inspired by California.

To have a look at his artworks:

Antoine Maillard will be in residency from October 9 to November 18, 2018.

© Antoine Maillard - Slash Them All

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