Successfully created in January 2017, the Lire la nature book fair will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, in the heart of Paris at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, headquarters of the François Sommer Foundation.
This second edition celebrates once again the rich and fascinating relationships that man has forged with nature. The first exhibition dedicated to this theme, "Reading nature" offers a day of reflection and discovery, a literary, artistic, ecological and animal dive to all the curious, young and old, eager to explore the bush paths and to lean on contemporary challenges.
Literary, scientific and cinematographic programming
Several screenings, conferences and debates will arouse our thirst for a better understanding of nature and to respond to contemporary issues. From a conference Jean-Louis Etienne on global warming at the screening of the film The intelligence of trees which stages Peter Wohlleben, forester and bestseller The Secret Life of Trees, going through the secret life of sperm whales with a screening concocted by François Sarano, oceanographer and former companion of Commander Cousteau, these are some of the themes that will punctuate this day.
Joël Baqué, Dominique Bourg, Sophie Calle, Paolo Cognetti,Jean-Louis Etienne, Yannick Haenel, Michel Jullien, Michael Lonsdale, Maja Lunde, Jean-Christophe Rufin, François Sarano, Pierre Serna, Francis Wolff and many others will interact with the public. Presence also of authors and illustrators Jeunesse, at the option of dedications or workshops, as among others, Virginie Aladjidi, Caroline Desnoëttes, Elisabeth Dumont Le Cornec, Florence Guiraud, Julien Norwood.
Presentation of the François Sommer Literary Prize
This Prize created in 1980 by Jacqueline Sommer in memory of her husband, fervent defender of species and wild spaces, is endowed with 15 euros. The 000 Prize will be awarded at the end of the morning and will reward an author whose work, novel or unpublished essay, renews thought on the relations between man and nature.
· Signing meetings with the authors and the winner
· Bookshop spaces Youth and Adults
· Self-guided tour of the exhibition:
Nice double, Monsieur le Marquis! Sophie Calle and her guest Serena Carone