*PROGRAM CANCELLED* The Meursault Investigation: Reworking Camus’ “The Stranger”
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE HAVE NO PLANS TO RESCHEDULE AT THIS TIME.
Topping many of last year’s best book lists and hailed by The New Yorker as “a tour-de-force,” Kamel Daoud’s debut novel, The Meursault Investigation, reimagines Camus’ 1942 classic, The Stranger. Told from the perspective of the brother of the nameless Arab killed by Camus’s antihero Meursault—a crime based on a true event that took place on an Algiers beach—Daoud layers a literary thriller with postcolonial critique. Join us for ALOUD’s first French and English bi-lingual conversation with Daoud and Percival Everett, a celebrated writer whose work also navigates questions of race and morality, as the pair discuss this timely meditation on Arab identity.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the reservation policy for ALOUD?
As most ALOUD at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at 7 PM.
Why do programs fill so quickly?
ALOUD provides a unique experience for the public to engage with scholars, authors, and artists in the intimate 235-seat Mark Taper Auditorium. Library Foundation Members have the benefit of reserving for programs in advance of the public. Consider joining as a Member to receive this benefit, and check the website on an on-going basis for program availability. Be sure to subscribe to our email alerts, and visit our Media Archive for podcasts and other items from our recent programs.
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Unless otherwise noted, ALOUD programs are held at the downtown Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.
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We encourage you to purchase books from the Library Store. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Books are made available for purchase when you reserve for a program online, and are also on sale at programs. In order to participate in the book signing, you must purchase at least one book from The Library Store. Members receive discounts on purchases.