Alice Diop made her name making subversive documentaries about multicultural working-class France. Her latest film, Saint Omer, fictionalizes a trial that led to a national scandal: a Senegalese-born woman who claimed witchcraft led her to murder her child.
Alice Blackhurst is a writer whose work has appeared in the the Washington Post, the Guardian and the Paris Review, amongst other venues.
Annie Ernaux’s recently translated book, Getting Lost, chronicles her passionate love affair with a married man. What makes Ernaux’s reflections so refreshing is her rejection of the idea that literature’s job is to provide readers with moral instruction.