Am lie Nothomb's books have been translated into thirty-nine languages. She is the winner of countless literary prizes, including the 2008 Grand Prix Giono. She was born in Japan of Belgian parents in 1967 and now lives in Paris. Alison Anderson's translations for Europa Editions include Muriel Barbery's bestseller The Elegance of the Hedgehog, and the Indie Bound bestseller, A Novel Bookstore by Laurence Coss .
Praise for Life Form
"Brilliant! Life Form is an excellent novel."
--L'Express "In Life Form Nothomb has chosen, with a certain glee, to blend the fictional and the biographical by utilizing an art form in which she excels: letter writing."
--Le Monde "Am lie Nothomb demonstrates a real oppenness towards others, to their differences and their shortcomings."
--Le Temps (Switzerland) "Nothomb is whimsical and fanciful, excessive and eccentric."
--Le Soir Magazine Praise for Am lie Nothomb "[Tokyo Fianc e is] a spare, elegant novel."
--New York Times Books Review (Editors Choice) "Tokyo Fianc e is a light, lovely little romance, winnigly told and entertaining."
--Financial Times "Amelie Nothomb is such an utter astonishment, the shock of reading her for the first time is like realizing you have inadvertently missed a whole movement, or century, in the scheme of things"
--Scotland on Sunday "Her will-mannered prose, her clear and accomplished style, her aristocratic culture of a bygone day (Nothomb is the daughter of a Belgian diplomat)- perhaps this is why she has touched such a large audience in France, nostalgic for a time when French literature was preeminent among the arts and in the world"
--Boston Review "Read Amelie Nothomb! It's a bit like opening a bag full of surprises."