Amélie Nothomb

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Amélie Nothomb

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born
in Kōbe, Japan
August 13, 1967

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Amélie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan to Belgian diplomats. She lived there until she was five years old, and then subsequently lived in China, New York, Bangladesh, Burma, a stint in Coventry and Laos.

She is from a distinguished Belgian political family; she is notably the grand-niece of Charles-Ferdinand Nothomb, a Belgian foreign minister (1980-1981). Her first novel, Hygiène de l'assassin, was published in 1992. Since then, she has published approximately one novel per year with a.o. Les Catilinaires (1995), Stupeur Et Tremblements (1999) and Métaphysique des tubes (2000).

She has been awarded numerous prizes, including the 1999 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française; the Prix René-Fallet; and twice the Prix Alain-Fournier.

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Hygiène de l'assassin
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Métaphysique des tubes
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Ni d'Ève ni d'Adam
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Cosmétique de l'ennemi
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Acide sulfurique
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Mercure
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“God isn't chocolate, he's the encounter between chocolate and the palate capable of appreciating it.”
Amélie Nothomb

“Il y a des beautés qui sautent aux yeux et d'autres qui sont écrites en hyéroglyphes: on met du temps à déchiffrer leur splendeur mais, quand elle est apparue, elle est plus belle que la beauté.”
Amélie Nothomb

“Il n'y a rien de gentil à laisser de faux espoirs. L'ambiguïté est la source de la douleur.”
Amélie Nothomb, Ni d'Ève ni d'Adam

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The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
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  7 votes 29.2%

Kadaverdoktoren
Kadaverdoktoren by Lene Kaaberbøl
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  6 votes 25.0%

World War Z
World War Z  An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
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The Book Thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Undtagelsen
Undtagelsen by Christian Jungersen
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  2 votes 8.3%

The Invisible Man
The Invisible Man  by H.G. Wells
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  1 vote 4.2%

Fear and Trembling
Fear and Trembling by Amélie Nothomb
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  1 vote 4.2%

Blodlag
Blodläge by Johan Theorin
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A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
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