The Montricher project
The Maison de l’Ecriture, which is currently under construction in Montricher, will be entirely dedicated to literature. Designed as a small city, its different buildings form an unusual ensemble : residences for writers, library, auditorium, exhibition space, dining room, lounge and the offices of the Foundation, intended for the multiple activities of the Jan Michalski Foundation.
With its five storeys of galleries, transversed by passageways equipped for reading, the library of the Maison de l’Ecriture is revealing its impressive structure. Wholly built in solid oak, it will eventually hold some 80’000 works in several languages, in accordance with its international calling.
First selection of the Jury
Eleven authors are in competition for the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature 2013 : The Colonel by Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, Good night, Djerzi ! by Janusz Glowacki, L’aigle et le Dragon by Serge Gruzinski, The Fat Years by Chan Koonchung, The old Ways : A Journey on Food by Robert Macfarlane, Zero Degree by Charu Nivedita, The walls of Delhi by Uday Prakash, Bête de cirque by Tiphaine Samoyault, The Emperor of Lies by Steve Sem-Sandberg, Chet Baker piensa en su arte by Enrique Vila-Matas, Building Stories by Chris Ware.
Geneva book and press fair
The Foundation will be present again during the International Book and Press Fair in Geneva which will take place this year between 1st and 5th May 2013. We would like to invite you to our stand (H821) to take part in our activities and participate in our contest.