Publishers Weekly has selected Amélie Nothomb
's forthcoming novel Hygiene and the Assassin as its Pick of the Week
In November, Europa will publish the first English translation of Hygiene and the Assassin
, written in 1992 (when Nothomb was only 25) and originally published in France.
Nothomb, one of Europe's most successful and controversial authors, has written more than twenty novels, including Tokyo Fiancée
(Europa 2009). Her books have been awarded the French Academy's 1999 Grand Prix for the Novel, the René-Fallet prize, the Alain-Fournier prize, and the Grand Prix Giono in 2008.