Jérôme Garcin, president of the Brive Book Fair 2024

In collaboration with François David, curator of the event, the former host of the Mask and the Feather will host a series of meetings, readings and screenings that will explore various literary genres, including documents and essays.

I wanted to entrust the presidency of the Book Fair to Jérôme Garcin. The former host of Mask and feather is also a writer to whom readers are loyal. His presidency will, I have no doubt, be in line with that of Edmonde Charles-Roux, Éric Fottorino, Jean d’Ormesson, François Busnel, Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, Florence Aubenas or Bernard Pivot, who recently passed away. — these writers who, through their enthusiasm and generosity, have contributed to the public success and national influence of our Book Fair.

– Frédéric Soulier, mayor of Brive

Jérôme Garcin, recognized for his 35 years at the helm of the emblematic France Inter show, Le Masque et la Plume (1989 – 2024), also directed the cultural pages of L’Express (1994-1996) and Nouvel Obs (1996- 2023).

In addition to his media commitments, he is the author of several award-winning workssuch as For Jean Prevost (Medicis Essay Prize, Gallimard, 1994), The Fall of a Horse (Roger Nimier prize, Gallimard, 1998) and The Last Winter of the Cid (Deux Magots prize, Gallimard, 2019). His recent book, My Fragiles (Gallimard, 2023), was particularly noticed during the start of the winter 2023 school year. Jérôme Garcin was honored with the Prince Pierre of Monaco Prize in 2008 and the Henri-Gal Grand Prize for Literature from the Institut de France in 2013 for all of his work.

The Brive Book Fair is supported by the City of Brive, the National Book Center, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and the Corrèze department. Since its launch in 1981, it has welcomed more than 400 writers each year who come to present their new products. In addition to the signing sessions, a program rich in literary meetings, forums and readings is offered to visitors.

Photo credits: Francesca Mantovani / Gallimard

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