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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leïla Slimani. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leïla Slimani, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Leïla Slimani. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Leïla Slimani, often where they are interviewed.

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Where does Fiction come from: Elizabeth Gilbert, Leïla Slimani, Avni Doshi, John Lanchester, Howard Jacobson, Damian Barr

Jaipur Bytes
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A live session from #JaipurLitFest2020.

Elizabeth Gilbert, Leila Slimani, Avni Doshi, John Lanchester and Howard Jacobson in conversation with Damian Barr.

Apr 13 2020

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S3, Ep 4 Leïla Slimani: Sex, Lies and Morocco's fight for feminism

The Pleasure Podcast
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In this episode of The Pleasure Podcast we welcome Leïla Slimani. She was the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Prix Goncourt, which she won for Lullaby. A journalist and frequent commentator on women’s and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron’s personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture. 

We speak to Leila about her collection of essays Sex and Lies which examine the sex lives of women in Morocco. 

In these essays Slimani gives voice to young Moroccan women grappling with a conservative culture that at once condemns and commodifies sex. In a country where the law punishes and outlaws all forms of sex outside marriage, as well as homosexuality and prostitution, women have only two options for their sexual identities: virgin or wife. 

We discuss what it was like growing up in a liberal family within a deeply conservative society. Misconceptions about sex and sexism in Islam. And whether we can ever know who we are when our country has been colonised.

She asks if it’s possible for the people of Morocco to rediscover their own culture away from the impact of colonialism and if so, whether that would be a more tender, affectionate, and honest way to live. Sex and Lies confronts Morocco's hypocrisy of sexual values and is a vibrant appeal for the universal freedom to be, to love and to desire.

Sex and Lies is published by Faber and Faber and is available HERE

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Apr 06 2020

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Leïla Slimani - Lullaby

World Book Club
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French-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani joins Harriett Gilbert in the Radio Theatre at the BBC and readers from around the world to talk about her novel Lullaby, the devastating story of a nanny, Louise, who kills two children in her care.

The book – an international bestseller – opens with this horrific crime then travels back in time to discover why an apparently perfect nanny turned into a cold blooded murderer. Through the lives of Louise and her employers, Slimani explores Paris’s economy and society, depicting a city where poverty and wealth live side by side and people know little about one another.

The third programme in World Book Club’s year celebrating international women’s writing, this novel raises urgent questions about women’s lives and maternal instincts, and what is expected of them.

(Photo: Leïla Slimani. Photo credit: Catherine Hélie/Editions Gallimard.)

Mar 08 2020

49mins

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Leïla Slimani & Amia Srinivasan: Sex and Lies

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Leïla Slimani was the first Moroccan woman to win France’s prestigious Prix Goncourt for her novel Lullaby. Her latest book Sex and Lies (Faber) departs from fiction to explore the lives of and give a voice to the young women of Morocco, struggling to survive and thrive in a deeply conservative, patriarchal culture.


Slimani was in conversation about her work with Professor Amia Srinivasan, tutorial fellow in Philosophy at Oxford and contributing editor at the LRB, where she has published articles on, inter alia, sexual politics, sharks and octopuses.

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Mar 04 2020

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Leïla Slimani, Jason Blum and Hannah Lew

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly
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French-Moroccan author Leïla Slimani on her book ‘Sex and Lies’ and Jason Blum on Blumhouse Productions’ latest film, ‘The Invisible Man’. Plus: Oakland-based musician Hannah Lew.

Mar 01 2020

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Leïla Slimani and Maria Horvei about Lullaby

LitHouse podcast
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In French Moroccan Leïla Slimani’s books, the psychological development of the characters is what captures the reader. Lullaby explores the interactions of a small upper middle-class family. What power struggles take place within the walls of this Parisian apartment? What secrets are buried in the nanny’s past? And how do the children end up dead?

Leïla Slimani’s conversation with editor of Vinduet, Maria Horvei, took place on March 27, 2019.

Lithouse is a podcast from the House of Literature in Oslo, presenting adapted versions of lectures and conversations featuring international writers and thinkers. Music by Apothek.

Apr 05 2019

1hr 1min

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Leïla Slimani and Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian – books podcast

The Guardian Books podcast
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The two authors discuss their stories about modern love and sex, and we reflect on the legacy of novelist Andrea Levy

Feb 19 2019

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Freeman’s launch with Deborah Landau, Leïla Slimani & John Freeman

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To celebrate the publication of the new issue of Freeman’s, we were joined by two of its contributors—Deborah Landau and Leila Slimani—for a discussion on the theme of Power, chaired by editor John Freeman.

Jan 28 2019

54mins

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30. Lullaby by Leïla Slimani

The Book Club Review
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'The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds.' So begins this bestselling thriller by French author Leïla Slimani, and the winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt. Unmissable? Unreadable? 

Listen in to hear Laura report back on what her book club made of Lullaby – and whether she made it out intact. With much, much to debate and discuss, Lullaby may well be our most divisive book club book yet.

Books mentioned on this episode:

  • The Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante
  • Somewhere Someone is Waiting for Me and Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda
  • A Life's Work by Rachel Cusk
  • My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Laura also mentioned the play Girls and Boys by Dennis Kelly.

Dec 27 2018

48mins

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CHANEL at colette : Leïla Slimani

3.55
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Dans ce nouvel épisode de 3.55, le podcast de CHANEL at colette, Daphné Hézard reçoit l’auteure Leïla Slimani. Après une carrière de journaliste, Leïla Slimani décide de se consacrer à la littérature. Son deuxième roman "Chanson Douce", l’histoire d’une nounou infanticide, a été récompensé par le prix Goncourt 2016. Dans son dernier livre, “Sexe et mensonges”, sorti en septembre dernier, elle a recueilli les témoignages de femmes marocaines sur leur sexualité. 

Ensemble, Daphné et Leïla ont parlé de sa nouvelle nomination en tant que représentante personnelle du président de la République pour la promotion de la francophonie (1:29), de sa conversion à la littérature après avoir été journaliste (8:04), de son exigence envers elle-même (9:33), du froid et de la pluie qui l’aident à écrire (18:10) et du dernier livre qui l’a inspirée (23:50). 

Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur le site CHANELatcolette.fr

Nov 08 2017

27mins

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