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Asterix beats 50 Shades of Grey. How’s that for a fun fact about best selling books in France? Then again, the next three in line are the whole 50 shades trilogy. Sorry Dan Brown, you’re fifth.
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The French have two main publishing seasons, or rentrées littéraires, one in fall and one in winter. With the winter 2014 French publishing season nearing, here’s a quick snapshot of what’s coming out in France, according to trade magazine Livres Hebdo.
What exactly is a French thriller? Is it different than an American thriller? Does it have dark humor? A je ne sais quoi in the plot twists?
As the founder of Le French Book—we are specialized in mysteries and thrillers from France—I wanted to get…
In the France-is-on-vacation rerun series, here’s another guest post I wrote for another blog. Here’s one that seems summery enough, with scenes from France.
This post first appeared in the France Village Diaries blog.
Glimpses of France in Fiction
Here is one reason some people love France, and others hate it: the month of May. That is because there are three to four holidays (depending on the year).
Imagine three days of hanging out with international mystery and thriller writers in Lyon, France, interspersing panels with signings, chatting and eating good food. Yes, that was my weekend at the book fair Quais du Polar. I met Henning Menkell, Harlan Coben,…