Keyword: novels

French PM's novels scrutinised for clues on views of women and politics

France's new prime minister Edouard Philippe, appointed last week by centrist president Emmanuel Macron, previously co-authored two novels of political satire, including one where the narrator explains that 'negotiating with a centrist is like trying to catch an eel in a bowl of olive oil', and how he enjoys fullsome women's breasts which allow 'to put one’s nose into the middle with jubilation'.  

French writer Patrick Modiano hits boom abroad since Nobel Prize

Ten works by the 70-year-old author have been published in the US following the award last October, with another six due later this year.