Imaginales – Epinal

May 24th, 2010

So later this week and weekend I’ll be at the Imaginales Festival at Epinal in France, from Thrusday evening through ’til Sunday morning, along with other English-writing fantasists such as Jacqueline Carey, Kristin Cashore, and Greg Keyes and a galaxy of French-writing ones.  Not sure exactly what will be involved, but I would imagine some signing of books, some haunting the bar, some talking rubbish, and three specific events:

Friday 10.00, Magic Mirror 1 – The Great Warrior’s Return: A panel regarding the role of the warrior in fantasy.  Grrrrrrrr.

Friday 18.00, Magic Mirror 1 – Meeting with Joe Abercrombie – yes indeedy, an hour long interview with me, which may well include some readings from pieces old and new…

Saturday 16.00, Magic Mirror 1 – Sweat, Blood and Tears: a panel on grittiness, brutality, and realism in fantasy.  Oh yeah, that;s my wheelhouse.

Naturally I’ll be more than happy to sign anything at any time.  Collar me if you see me…

Edit: I am informed I have been removed from the Great Warrior’s Return and moved instead to another panel an hour later at 11.00:  Manifestations of Evil in Literature – Why do you write such horrors?  Why indeed?  Come and find out…

Posted in appearances by Joe Abercrombie on May 24th, 2010.

7 comments so far

  • Phil says:

    Hi Joe,
    All 3 of those special events sound really interesting but i can’t actualy get to them. Do you know if they will get a write up somewhere online as i’d love to see your views on the topics, oh and listen to your interview.

    ps When is that Fantasy short stories book coming out????


  • Chris Upton says:

    Collar you? Do we have to tag you as well?

  • Pink Ink says:

    Sounds great! (Especially the Collaring part)
    Is this Interview going to be posted here as well?
    I bet some of us folks would like that! (one hour holy crap!)
    Anyway, it might be best to do the interview right after haunting the bar! (I’ve made good experiences with that!)
    The realism suits you well, along with the brutality.
    Just one question what is the Magic Mirror?

  • Bryce says:

    Do you speak French or will you have to risk Johnny Frenchman interpreting ‘le roast beef’. How does irony and sacracasm translate. Not that you’re either..

  • ColinJ says:

    Sounds like a good time. Not to mention the perfect time for you to announce another Monza Murcatto book, eh? Please…

  • Severine says:

    Don’t worry Joe, it’ll be ok. I’ve been there once to meet great authors and it won’t be boring,I swear!!

    Loads of the authors there speaks English so you will be “at home”!

    See you there and I hope you’ll bring some English versions of your books 😉

  • daniel says:

    too bad i missed that day D:

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