Controversial French writer Michel Houellebecq to participate in Krokodil festival

The 11th edition of the Krokodil literary festival will take place from 7th to 9th June in Belgrade, with guest appearances of many quality writers including the controversial French author, Michel Houellebecq.

The Serbian playwright, Biljana Srbljanovic will conduct an interview with Houellebecq on 7th June, at 8 pm, in the amphitheatre in front of the 25th May Museum. “For me, Houellebecq is one of the most important writers of today, not just in France, but globally. I have been reading his books since his book “Elementary Particles” was first translated into Serbian,” Srbljanovic said.

On the same day, 7th June, at the Krokodil Centre (The Cultural Decontamination Centre), the French writer will have a meet and greet with his fans from 2 to 6 pm during which he will sign his books.

Houellebecq’s work has been derided as racist and obscene but his books sell well in France and have been translated into many languages. Houellebecq, also dubbed “the French Orwell”, has been in the spotlight recently because of the release of his latest novel, “Submission,” which imagines French society under Sharia law. His other works, particularly Atomised, have received high praise from the French literary intelligentsia, but were severely criticized by international literary critics.

For more information about the Festival’s programme, please click here.

(Blic, 21.04.2019)

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