New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Several prominent faces from Delhis literary circles came together at an evening of readings from French author and diplomat Nicolas Idiers novel “Nouvelle Jeunesse”.
The occasion was to bid adieu to Idier as he completed his assignment as the Books and Ideas Attache’ at the Institut Francais de Inde (The Book Office of the French Embassy), and was hosted by author Namita Gokhale and Priti Paul, Director Apeejay Surrendra Group.
The event at Oxford Bookstore on Wednesday evening saw a delightful discussion on Idier’s experience in India and his journey as the Head of French Book Office contributing to both Indian and French publishing.
The evening also saw a discussion on “Nouvelle Jeunesse” followed by French readings of the book by Nicholas and those of the translated works by Sunit Tandon . The English translation of the book is currently in progress, and will be published by Yatra Books as “Electric Nights”.
Nicolas Idier holds a PhD in Art History from Sorbonne-University.
He had been posted as a cultural diplomat at the French Embassy in China and at the French Institute in India, since 2010.