MEET THE AUTHOR

THANH-VAN TRAN-NHUT 

Our partner Decitre bookshop in Grenoble and us are extremely pleased to host author Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut. She will be presenting and signing her new book – Kawekaweau – at the FAN-ZAG festival. This novel was writtem in residence at Randell Cottage and was published by Au Vent des îles in 2017.

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THANH-VAN TRAN-NHUT 

About the Author

Thanh-Van Tran-Nhut is the 2014 French winner of the Randell Cottage writers’ residence in Wellington. Randell Writers Cottage is a program jointly managed by the Embassy of France in New Zealand and the Randell Cottage Writers Trust, in partnership with the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund and Creative New Zealand.
Two Seasons and Countless Treasures, a report written in English, was published in the October 2014 issue of Capital Magazine, a monthly magazine from Wellington.
His short story entitled ‘Voyagers’ and in English was published in the November 2014 issue of the New Zealand Journal of French Studies.
> HER WEBSITE

SYNOPSIS

Kawekaweau,

Published by AU VENT DES ÎLES (20/10/2017)

No sooner had he settled in Vietnam with his wife than Viktor received a parcel from Lucie, his childhood sweetheart, who recently passed away. Not only did she bequeath him objects from their shared life, but also a final challenge: to solve an enigma about the giant lizard brought back from New Zealand by a French crew in the 19th century – the mythical Kawekaweau which was marked by a curse.
Immersed in the diary of a famous admiral, walking the Antipodes alongside scientists, artists and sailors, while an unknown territory opens up to them, Viktor realise that between the lines of the official report hides a tragedy ignored by all. The drawing of a pretty Māori girl, a fragment of greenstone, some photos of a vanished world… Could these objects from another time possibly contain Lucie’s last message to Viktor?

The festival

18/05 | GRENOBLE, RHONES-ALPES, FRA
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