Gilot biographer to appear at Everyone's Books in Brattleboro


BRATTLEBORO >> Malte Herwig, journalist and author, will discuss his new book, "The Woman Who Says No: Francoise Gilot on Her Life with and without Picasso," at Everyone's Books on Elliot Street on July 22 at 6 p.m.

The book is an intimate and revealing biography of the talented artist who dared to leave Picasso.

Françoise Gilot's ex-lover Pablo Picasso called her "the woman who says no." She may have spent her life in the company of men who changed the world — Picasso, Matisse, and Jonas Salk — but Gilot forged vital relationships with ground-breaking artists and scientists on her own terms, creating an artistic style all her own, translated into an enormous collection of paintings and drawings held by private collectors and public museums around the world.

In her early 90s, she generously shared her hospitality and wisdom with writer Malte Herwig, who started out as an interviewer but found himself drawn into the role of pupil as Gilot, whom he called "a philosopher of joy," introduced him to different ways of seeing the world.

Herwig's articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Observer, Vanity Fair, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He studied and taught German Literature, History and Politics at the universities of Oxford, Harvard, and Mainz.

For more information call: Everyone's Books 802-254-8160, or email us at This event is free and open to the public.


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