Blandine Merle

teaches literature in Paris. She is the author of a collection of poems, Par obole (Cheyne, 2011), which was awarded the Prix de poésie de la vocation by the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation.


Cover for: The thickness of time

In her latest work ‘Le jeune homme’, the Nobel Laureate Annie Ernaux tells of an affair she conducted while writing ‘L’Événement’, the story of her illegal abortion thirty years before. With its exploration of inter-generational love and layering of memory, the narrative becomes a meditation on time itself.

Read in Journals