The French journalist Edith Sorel will visit the Bender Room in Stanford's Green Library on October 1, 2008. She will talk about her life and work with members of the Stanford community and the public.
Sorel is an independent journalist who has interviewed many of the major cultural figures of the twentieth century, including Simone de Beauvoir, Ingmar Bergman, Graham Greene, Fidel Castro, Marc Chagall. She lived in
Some of Sorel's papers are in the Stanford Libraries Special Collections – including correspondence from Simone de Beauvoir, Henry Miller, and Graham Greene, as well as taped interviews with Sartre, Ingmar Bergman, Lawrence Durrell, Graham Greene, James Baldwin, Amos Oz, Woody Allen, Henry Miller, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.