In this book Christophe Boltanski creatively explores his personal history, using each room of the family home as a pretext to recall anecdotes and capture the atmosphere of this unusual family. Boltanski comes from a long line of intellectuals starting with his grandfather Etienne Boltanski who was a member of the Academy of Medicine; his grandmother, a well-known romance author who wrote under the pseudonym Annie Lauran; an uncle, the visual artist, Christian Boltanski; and father, the sociologist Luc Boltanski.
Christophe Boltanski is the director of the French review XXI. Previously, he has worked for the Le Progres Egyptien and L'Obs. He is the author of Minerais de sang; Chirac d?Arabie: Les mirages d'une politique francaise and Les Sept Vies de Yasser Arafat. La Cache (The Safe House) received the 2015 Prix Femina.
This event is made possible with support from the Knapp Family Foundation and Cultural Services of the French Embassy.