Amélie Nothomb


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Key Selling Points

  • Finalist for the Prix Goncourt
  • Major author relaunch with galleys, bookseller outreach, social media and online campaign, marketing spend for this critically acclaimed novel by bestselling European author
  • Backlist titles all in print or in POD
  • Humorous but deeply philosophical novel in the voice of Jesus that considers what it means to be human and to inhabit a human body.

Target Readership

  • Readers of literary fiction in translation
  • Lapsed Catholics
  • For readers looking for a wittier Gospel According to Jesus Christ by Jose Saramago, a slimmer The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, and a more European sensibility than that found in The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd.
  • Readers of contemporary French fiction


Amélie Nothomb:

Amélie Nothomb was born in Japan to Belgian parents in 1967. She lives in Paris. Since her debut on the French literary scene a little more than a decade ago, she 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. She is the recipient of the French Academy’s 1999 Grand Prix for the Novel, the René-Fallet, Alain-Fournier, and Jean-Giono prizes.