Join award-winning author Sarah Bakewell and Louise Adler for a spirited discussion about one of the 20th century’s most influential philosophical movements. At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails is Sarah’s bracingly fresh look at the lives and works of thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Simone de Beauvoir and Martin Heidegger, whose revolutionary ideas exploded out of the cafés of Europe and reshaped how we see the world. 

Sarah Bakewell (International)

Sarah Bakewell is the author of bestselling works of biography and cultural history, including How to Live: A Life of Montaigne, which won the Duff Cooper Prize for Non-Fiction, and the National Books Critics Circle Award for Biography. It was also shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award. Her latest book, At the Existentialist CafŽ, is a spirited account of one of the twentieth centuryÕs major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it. Weaving biography and philosophy into an epic story of passionate encountersÑfights, love affairs, mentorships, rebellions, and long partnershipsÑthis is a vital investigation into what the existentialists have to offer us today. It was selected as one of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year. Sarah has previously worked as worked as a bookseller, curator, and received a postgraduate degree in Artificial Intelligence.

Louise Adler (Australian)

Louise Adler

Louise Adler is on the Executive Commitee of the International Publishers Association and the Freedom to Publish subcommittee. Earlier this year she stepped down as MUP's Chief Executive after 15 wonderful years.