The 2024 French laureate has just taken up residence in Randell Cottage.
Julien Blanc-Gras and his son were welcomed at Wellington Airport by representatives of the Randell Cottage Writers Trust and the Embassy of France.
On arrival at the historic Cottage in Thorndon on a sunny Wellington afternoon, they were quickly settled into their new home, leaving behind memories of Parisian snow. Julien’s partner is due to join the family in a few days’ time.
Julien expects to spend a busy four months in New Zealand researching the background of his next novel. His programme includes calls on Alliance Française groups in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North and Auckland.