Philippe Claudel: First Reviews

It is unfortunate that the cover image to the left cannot begin to do justice to the physical object you will hold in your hand if you purchase or simply thumb in an indulgent bookshop a copy of The Investigation by Philippe Claudel. In real life, it’s very shiny, and while it stops short of reflecting your features or the windows of your soul it should be enough to keep …

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Live Translation Slam

At 14.00 today, as part of the Norwich Writers’ Centre’s Showcase, translators Daniel Hahn, Frank Wynne and Ros Schwartz will be taking part in a translation slam that can be streamed live from the Writers’ Centre Website. The event is of particular interest to us because the chosen text is an extract from a novel we will be publishing in January 2013, The Investigation by Philippe Claudel, whose best-known novel, …

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Monsieur Linh and His Child gets Guardian thumbs-up

The Guardian review Philippe Claudel’s Monsieur Linh and His Child: This novella, by an award-winning French writer (the author of Brodeck’s Report, winner of last year’s Independent foreign fiction prize) who is also the writer-director of the Bafta‑winning film I’ve Loved You So Long (Il y a longtemps que je t’aime), would be extremely difficult to make into a film – not only because it This so oil try this …

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Return of the Mac (Once Again)

In 2011 MacLehose Press are releasing six titles by authors who are publishing their second novel with us. Translated from French, Spanish, Arabic and Dutch, two have won Independent Foreign Fiction Prizes while all have been extremely well received by reviewers. In November of last year we previewed the first three: The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy, The Goldsmith’s Secret by Elia Barceló and Monsieur Linh and His Child by Philippe …

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