Category Archives: Books
I have a new article on My French Life about my visit to the Paris Book Fair, where I met the eccentric Belgian author Amélie Nothomb.
Hugues Lawson Body’s book Paris Youngbloods is a brilliant documentary about Parisian youth and the city of Paris. Hugues is a real Parisian, born and bred. He was raised in the heart of Paris in the Marais district. As a teenager he the Georges Pompidou Center was his library and Les Halles his playground and […]
I love Amélie Nothomb. She is a Belgian writer and her books are translated and sold worldwide. Her first novel, Hygiène de l’assassin, was published in 1992. Since then, she has published approximately one novel per year, including Les Catilinaires (1995), Stupeurs et Tremblements (1999) Fear and Trembling in English and Métaphysique des tubes (2000), […]
Recently at the WICE Write-In we met Timothy Jay Smith, the author of three books described by Kirkus as ‘literary dynamite’. Timothy’s first career was in International Development, working to improve social issues and helping businesses regain market access. In the late 90s he was a project manager involved in the peace process in Israel, […]
Dear Readers, I started blogging to ‘create a platform’ for my writing career and to share things I am interested in, from both French and English culture. However, sharing the here and now of my French life seems to have fallen off my radar. So I’ve decided to rebrand and rename my blog Chez Henriette […]