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Author Talk: The Little Girl on the Ice Floe by by Adélaïde Bon, translated by Ruth Diver

Join us for a celebration of this extraordinary memoir of recovery from childhood sexual assault. A powerful new voice in the #MeToo conversation, The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is an unflinching yet luminous account of the author’s rape at age nine, her long road to recovery, and the trial of the serial rapist twenty years later. A heart-breaking, triumphant true story.

The evening will include a reading by the translator, Ruth Diver, followed by a discussion and Q&A with a team-member from HELP Auckland, the charity providing support for sexual abuse survivors.

Wine and nibbles provided. Go into the draw to receive a copy of the book signed by the author. Koha donations to HELP.




ADÉLAÏDE BON is a French writer, actress and voice artist. She graduated from the École Supérieure d’Art Dramatique in Paris, is trained in the techniques of the Theatre for the Oppressed, and has worked on issues of gender equality in partnership with the European Association Against Violence Against Women. She lives in Paris in a blended family. The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is her first book.

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RUTH DIVER is a New Zealand literary translator. She won the 2016 Asymptote Close Approximations Fiction Prize, and collaborated with Ros Schwartz on the translation of The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent. A former lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Auckland, she now lives in Paris. The Little Girl on the Ice Floe is her first full-length translation.