Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2015
Date: Nov 25 2014
Partly epistolary novel with a narrator named Amélie, who is almost indistinguishable from the author. The novel raises questions of war, dependence and the nature of writing and proves Nothomb’s originality.
About the Author
Amélie Nothomb was born in Japan of Belgian parents in 1967. She lives in Paris. Since her debut on the French literary scene a little more than a decade ago, Amélie Nothomb has published a novel a year, every year. Her edgy fiction, unconventional thinking, and public persona have combined to transform her into a worldwide literary sensation. Amélie’s books have been translated into thirty-nine languages and been awarded numerous prizes including the French Academy’s 1999 Grand Prix du Roman, the René-Fallet prize, the Alain-Fournier prize, and the Grand Prix Giono in 2008.
About the Translator
Alison Anderson’s translations for Europa Editions include Muriel Barbery’s bestseller The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and the Indie Bound bestseller, A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Cossé.