Tuesday, September 13, 2011

World Cup Caliber Authors from France

With American football starting and the cooler temperatures last week--I am a very happy camper.  Don't get me wrong--I love football but I am missing the original "football" or soccer--especially after the exciting women's World Cup a few months ago.  So I thought since the men's winners got their own blog entries--then the ladies definitely deserve their own too. 
For the next four weeks I will be highlighting authors from the winner's home country--starting this week with fourth place France.  The French women's national team has only been in two World Cups (2003 and 2011) but they placed #4 this year and recently qualified for the 2012 Olympics--so they are on their way up.
From Nobel Prize winning writers Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, classic authors Guy de Maupassant and Marguerite Yourcenar, to the following more contemporary scribes--France has produced some gold medal caliber literature.
Try one of the following "winning" authors from France:

Pierre Boulle--Bridge Over the River Kwai
Claire Castillon--My Mother Never Dies: Stories
Philippe Djian--Unforgivable
Michelle Halberstadt--The Pianist in the Dark
J. M. G. Le Clezio--Mondo and Other Stories plus others
Mathias Malzieu--The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart
Irene Nemirovsky--Suite Francaise plus others
Tatiana de Rosnay--Sarah's Key plus others
Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt--The Most Beautiful Book in the World plus others

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