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26 Feb 2013

Meet Patrick DEVILLE, Author of “Plague & Cholera”, Prix Femina 2012 (5 March 2013)

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole and the School of Modern Languages and Cultures would like to invite you to attend the following conference:

"In the footsteps of Alexandre YERSIN, discoverer of the plague bacillus in 1894 in Hong Kong"

by

Patrick DEVILLE, French writer and prizewinner

Date: 5 March 2013

Time: 6:15-7:30 pm

Venue: Faculty of Arts Academic Conference Room, 4/F Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road (HKU campus map)

The official language of the conference is French.

To read this invitation in French, please click here.

All are welcome.

The conference is co-organised with:

Click the poster to download.

Meet Patrick DEVILLE, author of "Plague & Cholera"

About the author:
French cosmopolitan writer and great traveller, Patrick DEVILLE (born in 1957) is the Director of the Maison des Ecrivain Etrangers et des Traducteurs in Saint-Nazaire, France and its related journal. His books have been translated into a dozen languages.

About the book:
Plague and Cholera is described as a "brilliant, absorbing, multi-layered novel" which relates Yersin’s story "but it is also a haunting rumination on the difficult birth of the twentieth century; on science, literature and art; on nationalism, colonialism and war; on the demands of progress and the pursuit of adventure."