The book on the quays in Morges, which offers meetings, cruises, stage performances and dedications, announced on Tuesday that its 12th edition will indeed be held this year, from September 3 to 5, in the presence of authors and the public.
Because the uncertainties about the possibility of meeting in September are not all raised, the organizing team concocts a singular edition, adapted to the situation, and develops a concept compatible with the virus, she wrote in a press release. .
“After the success and the maintenance of the 11th edition, we have good hope to offer again to the public and to the guests a convivial literary weekend which combines quality of programming, reception of the authors and festival-goers”, explains the director Fanny Meyer, quoted in the press release.
In this context, this 2021 edition will be limited to 150 authors. Drawing lessons from the 11th edition, the capacities and layout of the premises will be redesigned. The event confirms its desire to create autograph spaces and maintain a bookstore tent. Programming for families and children will be strengthened through the establishment of a youth space.
Cercas, L’Olivier and the Netherlands
During the three days, the Spanish writer Javier Cercas will chair Le livre sur les quais. The author of ten novels and four essays is also a columnist for the newspaper El Païs. His books have been translated into some thirty languages, thus achieving international success.
After Salamis soldiers, Autopsy of a moment, The Impostor or Lshadow monarch, he will present his new novel in Morges Terra Alta. In this book, the Hispanic writer opts for a new literary genre, abandoning the historical investigation in favor of a police investigation in Catalonia after the deadly attacks of August 2017.
Created by Olivier Cohen, the French editions of L’Olivier (Jean-Paul Dubois, Agnès Desarthe, Geneviève Brissac, Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Jay McInerney, Alice Munro, etc.) which are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, will be at the honor through events and the presence of several emblematic authors of the house. Note also that the guest of honor will be the Netherlands.