Keyword: novelist

Controversial author's new novel predicts French discontent

 Michel Houellebecq’s long-awaited novel, Serotonin, hit French bookstores on late last week with a massive print run of 320,000 copies.

Algerian French-language novelist Assia Djebar dies, aged 78

Djebar, who wrote more than 15 novels, won widespread acclaim for her treatment of Muslim women and their struggle for emancipation.

Actress Scarlett Johansson wins defamation case against French novelist

But court rejects star's argument that novel exploited her image and awarded her €2,500 in damages rather than the €50,000 she claimed.