Thursday, September 22, 2011

Word on the Street Vancouver

On Sunday, September 25 I'll be taking part in Word on the Street!

4:40 :: Annabel Lyon’s The Golden Mean

read by France Perras

 En 342 av. J.-C., le philosophe Aristote s’arrête à Pella. Le roi Philippe le convainc de rester quelques années afin d’être le précepteur de son fils, le prince Alexandre. Aristote sera le témoin privilégié de la transformation d’Alexandre le Grand. Annabel Lyon a étudié la musique, la philosophie et le droit avant d’écrire à temps plein. «Le Juste milieu», son premier roman, paraît en 2009 et est finaliste à trois prix prestigieux: Giller, Gouverneur général et Rogers. France Perras travaille en anglais et en français dans le milieu du théâtre, de la TV/film, des dessins animés, des publicités radio, ainsi qu’avec des jeunes en improvisation.
France Perras will read from the French translation of Annabel Lyon’sThe Golden Mean, who will also be present to answer questions.
(Éditions Alto)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall for the Book

I'm so pleased to be taking part in this year's Fall for the Book Festival in Fairfax, VA.  I'll be in Research I 163, George Mason University on Thursday, September 22 at 4:30PM to discuss The Golden Mean.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Aristote, Alexandre, et Annabel

"Qu'est-ce qui a bien pu motiver une auteure de nouvelles et de livres pour enfants, jeune mère de deux bambins d'âge préscolaire, à publier une brique de presque 500 pages recréant sous forme de fiction le rapport entre Aristote et son élève Alexandre le Grand? «J'adore la Grèce antique», confie Annabel Lyon, dans un salon de thé de la rue Saint-Denis."

To read Sylvie St-Jacques's article on (en francais, naturellement!), please click here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Republic Review

"This deeply pondered and very beautiful book provokes much reflection from its reader. Lyon’s own densely metaphorical, present-tense narrative invites us to realize the importance of observation, and of looking before we think, before we delve in with the scalpels and the knives."

To read Emily Wilson's full review for The New Republic, please click here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Galiano Literary Festival

I'm so pleased to be taking part in the Galiano Literary Festival at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa on Saturday, February 26. For more information, please click here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

"Magazine" Interview (Spain)

"A Alejandro hoy lo llamaríamos un niño soldado."

To read my interview with Pedro Vallín (in Spanish), please click here.

Friday, February 18, 2011

PEN Anthology

"I wanted to write a novel about Aristotle, not Alexander-- at first, the boy was just along for the ride. In early drafts he was a supporting actor, no more. My real passion, or so I thought, was the philosopher who was his tutor. Here was a subtle, adult mind; a once-in-a-thousand-years genius-- a character of Wagnerian scope. All I knew about the kid was that I wanted him to be annoying."

To read "Alexander", my contribution to the brand-new PEN anthology Finding the Words (edited by Jared Bland), please click here.

Monday, January 10, 2011


The Golden Mean has been shortlisted for the American Library Association's 2011 RUSA (Reference and User Services Association) Reading List in the category of Historical Fiction.  According to the ALA website, "The Reading List annually recognizes the best books in eight genres: adrenaline (including suspense, thriller and adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and women’s fiction. This year’s list includes novels that will please die-hard fans, as well as introduce new readers to the pleasures of genre fiction."  To see a complete list of all the shortlisted titles, please click here.

Monday, January 3, 2011