Author dedications

Hervé Le Tellier

Hervé Le Tellier was born in Paris in 1957. He published novels, short stories, poems and columns. Since 1992, he has been a member of the writers’ group OuLiPo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle), founded by François Le Lionnais and Raymond Queneau, which has included authors such as Georges Perec, Italo Calvino, and Oskar Pastior. He lives in Paris. He received the Prix Goncourt in 2020 for his novel “L’Anomalie.”

About the book:

The surprise success from France: a brilliant mix of thriller, comedy and great literature. In March 2021, a Boeing 787 on its way from Paris to New York flies through an electromagnetic cyclone. The turbulence is severe, but the landing is successful. However, in June, the same Boeing with the same passengers lands a second time in New York. On the plane are the architect André and his lover Lucie, the contract killer Blake, the Nigerian Afro-pop singer Slimboy, the French writer Victor Miesel, an American actress. They all lead double lives in different ways. And now they actually exist twice – they are confronted with themselves, in the anomaly of a world gone mad.

Highly comical and devilishly intelligent, the novel plays with our certainties and questions the limits of language, literature and life. Multifaceted, world-encompassing, a literary event.