In 2001, Stephan Templ and Tina Walzer published in German a book entitled Our Vienna,which offered, for the first time, an inventory of businesses and landmarks and other property stolen from Viennese Jews after the Anschluss with Germany in 1938. After filing a claim for his mother, Templ was sentenced to jail on charges that have been described as "Kafkaesque", prompting 75 Holocaust scholars to request that the President of Austria intervene. In attacking Templ, Austria appears to be punishing Templ for his book and attempting to intimidate claimants as well as historians. Background:
Paris Writers News this September: Mark Moogalian, Anne Penketh, Christos Tsiolkas, Ash Aw, Kate Stables, Zack Rock, Christine Angot, Andrew Hussy, Maxine Rose Schur, Marianne Faithfull, Max Porter,European Heritage Days, Cecilia Woloch, Eimear McBride, Le Festival des Ecrivains du Monde, A.S. Byatt, Les Murray, Samar Yazbek, Gary Steyngart, Edna O'Brian, Sean B Carroll, Naomi Wood, Sion Dayson, Shannon Cain, John Pope, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe, Peter Gumbel, Meg Bortin, Gary Lee Kraut, and more...(update ongoing)
Mark Moogalian, shot in the Thalys attack, is still in the ICU
7 SEP 7 pm Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap @ Shakespeare and Company, free and open to all, but space is limited so arrive early!
9 SEP 7:30 pm Tash Aw, author of Five Star Billionaire @ The American Library in Paris admission free
9 SEP 3 pm Children’s Hour, author Kate Stables will be joined by enchanting writer and illustrator Zack Rock @ Shakespeare and Company. Please email Kate at email@example.com to confirm (1 adult per child, please!)
11 SEP 8pm Christine Angot, author of Un Amour Impossible @ Maison de la Poésie 157 rue Saint Martin 75003 Paris (in French, 5 euros, please reserve)
21 SEP 7pm Eimear McBride, author of A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing @Shakespeare and Company - free and open to all but space is limited!
24 SEP 11-12:30 a discussion on Homeschooling @ The American Library in Paris . Registration required. Email Celeste, the children's and young adults' services manager, to reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library at 01 53 59 12 69. Participation is free for library members and 15€ per session for non-members.
With 17 authors participating in events across Paris, the Festival des Ecrivains du Monde features Man Booker Prize winner A.S. Byatt, Australian poet Les Murray, award-winning Syrian exile writer Samar Yazbek, a tribute to David Foster Wallace, or a Translation Slam, and many more outstanding events with internationally renowned authors.
25 SEP 7:30 pm Gary Sheyngart @ The American Library in Paris - reservations obligatory email@example.com , space limited
25 SEP 6:30-730 pm A Conversation with A.S. Byatt @ ENS 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (free and open to the public)
25 SEP 7-8 pm The Book of Strange New Things: A Conversation with Michel Faber @ Reid Hall 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 (Free and open to the public!)
25 SEP 7-8 pm Conscious and Verbal: A Poetry Reading and Conversation with Australian Poet, Les Murray@ Maison de la Poésie 157 rue Saint Martin 75003 Paris
25 SEP 8-9:30 pm The Seven Good Years: A Conversation and Reading with Etgar Keret @ ENS 45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris (free and open to the public)
25 SEP 8:30 -9:30 pm The Lazarus Project: A Conversation with Aleksandar Hemon @ Maison de la Poésie 157 rue Saint Martin 75003 Paris
26 SEP 7:30pm - 8:30 pm The Country Girl: Edna O’Brien in Conversation Under the Stars @ The Irish Cultural Center 5 rue des Irlandais 75005 Paris (5 euros, reservations)
26 SEP 1-2 pm Kinder Than Solitude: A Conversation with Yiyun Li @ Reid Hall 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 (Free and open to the public!)
27 SEP 2-3:30 pm Citizens of the World with Binyavanga Wainaina, Sayed Kashua, and Gary Shteyngart @ Reid Hall 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 (Free and open to the public!)
27 SEP 2-3:30pm The Art of the Short Story with Yiyun Li, Aleksandar Hemon, and Etgar Keret @ Maison de la Poésie 157 rue Saint Martin 75003 Paris (free and open to the public)
27 SEP 4-5:30 pm TEXTES & VOIX: L’imposteur by Javier Cercas, reading by Alain Libolt, followed by a conversation with the author. Presented by Textes & Voix and Nadine Eghels @ Reid Hall 4 rue de Chevreuse 75006 (Free and open to the public!)
27 SEP 5:30-7pm Literature as a Bridge: A Reading with Samar Yazbek, Carmen Boullosa, Michel Faber, Sayed Kashua, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, and Binyavanga Wainaina @ Maison de la Poésie 157 rue Saint Martin 75003 Paris
- NEW! Write-in Paris (WIP) with Sion Dayson: 6-week sessions, each meeting is 2 1/2 hours. (Session One (5 weeks):- Daytime WIP: Mondays, 3-5:30 pm, September 14-October 12;- Evening WIP: Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm, September 17-October 15.Session Two (6 weeks):- Daytime WIP, Mondays, 3-5:30 pm, November 2-December 7;- Evening WIP: Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm, November 5-December 10.The cost of the 6-week session is 90 euros. Tea and water are provided.Limit 8 participants per session.Contact host Sion Dayson at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!)
- NEW! The Tuesday Writer's Workshop September 22 to October 27, 2015, 7:30 to 9:30 pm with Shannon Cain (Acceptance by Application. To apply, send a few pages of your writing to email@example.com. We workshop literary prose, in English: fiction, nonfiction, memoir, autofiction, etcetera. The cost of the workshop is 595€. Register early; spots fill quickly. workshop price includes wine and light dinner Space limited to eight participants. We meet in the 3eme arrondissement. Address and other important details will be provided upon acceptance. For more information, visit www.shannoncain.com - Download Flyer.
- Moving Your Passion onto the Page: An Intensive Multi-Genre Workshop for Writers with Cecilia WolochSeptember 28 – Oct. 2, 2015 (Each workshop participant will generate a body of new writing over the course of the workshop and receive guidance toward bringing that work to fruition. The workshop fee includes hand-outs and a half-hour private consultation with Cecilia. For more information or to register, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mark Moogalian, author, songwriter, performer and Paris expat English teacher, is also a very brave man. He was shot and seriously wounded on the Thalys high speed train to Paris by suspected Islamic terrorist Ayoub-El Khazzani, who was armed with a Kalashnikov, a pistol, cutters and numerous rounds of ammunition. According to The Telegraph, Moogalian managed to wrestle the Kalashnikov away from El Khazzani who then shot him with his other gun, a pistol. As of this writing, he is still in the ICU of Lille, and seriously ill.
Moogalian, who came to Europe in the 1990s to create music, is originally from Richmond, Virginia.
In the 1990s a French student of Russian wrote a song in Russian. The words, while understandable were quirky and charmingly original. A French group recorded it (in Russian) and it sank into oblivion. Until a few months ago, when, under the direction of a Russian-American animation artist, animators around the world crowdsourced portions of the (absolutely magnificent) clip below.
- NEW! Write-in Paris (WIP) with Sion Dayson: WIP helps people commit to carving out time and space for their writing. It's like weekly writer dates in the company of good people. Sion will host the 6-week sessions in her home. Each meeting is 2 1/2 hours long (2 hours of focused writing time, 30 minutes of community-building).
- The Paris Writers Group: Meeting on Weds for more than a decade, this group is open to all writers and free (please buy a beverage or food from the host cafe) with John Pope and/or Helen Cusack O’Keeffe.
Yet, despite unprecedented resources, cancer mortality continued to increase.
There were many reasons for this, as Siddhartha Mukherjee documents in his outstanding "biography of cancer, The Emperor of All Maladies. Cancer was difficult to understand. Scientists, surgeons and oncologists worked separately. Double blind evaluations of therapies were not adequately used to determine what worked and what did not. But one reason stands out:
The clear link between smoking and cancer was ignored. Attacking preventable cancer deaths was simply not part of the plan. And the tobacco industry did everything it could to ensure that it would not be part of the plan.
IS TYPE 2 DIABETES THE NEW CANCER?
Faced with clear evidence that its products caused cancer, the tobacco industry used its massive financial and media buying power to hide the evidence.
Philip Morris created the Council for Tobacco Research to instill doubt. Big Tobacco financed friendly scientists who would come up with "studies" that "showed" that the evidence was confusing. That no conclusion could be drawn. That "more research was needed.