‘It happened to a whole country’: French novelist turns lens on Bataclan attack
By Beatrice Paez Nov. 6, 2018
'I didn’t want to be in the news, testifying, because I think this event is so huge and you cannot reduce it to emotion, and that’s what the media does,' says Erwan Larher, author of The Book I Didn't Want to Write.
Erwan Larher, a French novelist based in Mirebeau, France, is the author of The Book I Didn't Want to Write, which touches on his experience—and of those close to him—in the wake of the Paris attacks in 2015. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—When reporters and publishers clamoured for him to speak about his experience as a survivor of the Paris attacks, the last thing Erwan Larher wanted to do was to stand as a witness to the terror that unfolded.
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