Gémenos book fair april 20 and 21, 2024

Gemenos Book Fair 2024 edition, on April 20 and 21.
Gemenos Book Fair 2024 edition, on April 20 and 21.

Gémenos, a city of writers

“The writers who will grace our city for this new edition of the Book Fair will feel right at home. Gémenos has always inspired great creators.

It is here that Auguste Marin, novelist and poet, Félibre, friend of Frédéric Mistral, and founder of L’Almanach Marseillais, was born. Gémenos was also sung about by Stendhal, by Balzac, “I will live at the bottom of your beautiful Gémenos valley…” and by Victor Hugo, in exile, for whom Gémenos was another Guernsey. Here too, Marcel Pagnol filmed “Regain.”

No wonder our fair is the meeting point for all book lovers, young and old. Everyone will find something to enjoy, with literary cafes and meetings, workshops, and animations for children.

So welcome to everyone, for two days of discovery and shared pleasure.”

Roland Giberti, Mayor of Gémenos, Vice-President of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis

50 authors in cafes, literary meetings, and signings and a program for all tastes

Literature, novels, comics, children’s books, crime novels, thrillers, historical novels, history of Marseille and the Region, Music, Architecture, Exceptional Women, Esotericism, Travel, Hiking, Science Fiction, Nature, Cooking.

  • Two major interviews: Irène Frain – President of the 2024 fair and Tonino Benacquista – guest of honor.
  • Three launches: Grégoire Delacourt and Lionel Duroy have chosen Gémenos to launch their new novels; and Luc Brahy, his graphic novel based on Marcel Pagnol.
  • An exceptional conference: “Marcel Pagnol, in the beginning was the theater” by Corinne Flicker (University Professor in French Literature of the 20th and 21st centuries – Faculty of Letters of Aix-en-Provence – Member of the CIELAM laboratory) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Marcel Pagnol’s death.
  • And a large YOUTH SQUARE: stories, readings, workshops, and animations. Two guest publishing houses: Éditions du Ricochet and Talents Hauts.

Friday, April 19 at 6 pm – Prelude with Tonino Benacquista at the Gémenos media library (Avenue César Baldaccini).

Download the detailed program

Download the detailed program of the Gémenos Book Fair, 2024 edition.

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