UNH Welcomes Novelist Benoit Duteurtre April 11
Contact:  Lori Wright
603-862-0574
UNH Media Relations
April 4, 2007


DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire welcomes acclaimed French novelist Benoît Duteurtre to campus Wednesday, April 11, 2007. Duteurtre will read excerpts of his book “The Little Girl and the Cigarette.”

The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Squamscott Room of Holloway Commons. It is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Duteurtre is the author of 10 novels, including “Le Voyage en France” for which he was awarded the prestigious Prix Medicis. His work has been translated into 13 languages. “The Little Girl and the Cigarette” is his first book to be translated into English.

In addition to reading excerpts from his book, Duteurtre will discuss his work as a writer. The conversation will be in French and English, and copies of “The Little Girl and the Cigarette” will be available for purchase at the event.

Duteurtre’s visit is sponsored by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the Center for International Education, the Center for the Humanities, the English Department, and the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.