Florence Aubenas, president of the 41st edition of the Book Fair

Florence Aubenas, journalist and author, will chair the 41st edition of the Brive Book Fair, from November 10 to 12, 2023.

The biography of Florence Aubenas, President of the 2023 Book Fair

Born in 1961 in Ixelles (Belgium), Florence Aubenas is a senior reporter for Le Monde, after having been for Libération (from 1986 to 2006), then Le Nouvel Observateur (from 2006 to 2012). An essayist, she has notably published La misdee: the affair of Outreau (Seuil, 2005), Grand reporter (Bayard, 2009). Le quai de Ouistreham (L'Olivier, 2010), winner of the Jean Amila-Meckert prize and the Joseph Kessel prize, was a huge success and was adapted for the cinema by the writer and director Emmanuel Carrère in 2022.
In France (L'Olivier, 2014), which brings together stories of multiple lives published in Le Monde, won the 2015 Academy Prize.

Florence Aubenas published, last February, Here and Elsewhere (L'Olivier), a collection of articles published in Le Monde. It tells our times, as close as possible to reality.

Florence Aubenas, President of the 41st edition of the 2023 Book Fair

Guests of Florence Aubenas during the Brive Book Fair

She will offer a program of around ten guests, mixing literature, documents and essays in resonance with her journalistic work.

More details coming soon

A word from Frédéric Soulier, Mayor of Brive-la-Gaillarde

“Entrust the presidency of the Brive Book Fair to the journalist and author Florence Aubenas is to salute a commitment to the written word, a constantly renewed desire to tell the story of today's world – and to make the voices of number of “invisibles”. I am counting on his energy and enthusiasm to make of this edition of the Book Fair an event as exceptional as its 40th anniversary celebrated last year under the presidency of François Busnel. »