We all studied the classics at school, but how much do you know about the new generation of French fiction writers? Come with us on a literary journey across France today.

Getting into new French fiction: 'The Travels of Daniel Ascher' by Déborah Lévy-Bertherat

Here at MyFrenchLife™ we are always on the lookout for new French fiction. Our writer Stephanie was thrilled to interview Déborah Lévy-Bertherat about her sensational new novel, 'The Travels of Daniel Ascher'.
 Paris, France

Getting into new French fiction: 'Positions' by Annie Ernaux

Annie Ernaux’s ‘Positions’ (‘La Place’, Gallimard, 1983) is the perfect antidote to all those heavily marketed ‘beach reads’ and flashy summer blockbusters vying for your attention in airport bookshops.

New French fiction: ‘Under the Channel’ by Gilles Pétel and ‘The Greenland Breach’ by Bernard Besson

It’s a double-whammy this month. Thrill-seekers, plump for ‘The Greenland Breach’, and detective-story-turned-psychological drama ‘Under the Channel’ makes for an unnervingly noirish read.

Getting into new French fiction: Nagasaki by Éric Faye

Sink your teeth into some new French fiction with our review of Nagasaki: an understated and haunting new novella from Francophone author Éric Faye.

'The people in the photo': a French novel by Hélène Gestern

Read our review of the famous French novel 'The people in the photo' ('Eux sur la photo') by Hélène Gestern.

French bestseller: 'The List of my Desires' by Grégoire Delacourt

Real happiness lies in little things. Discover 'The list of my desires', by Delacourt, a French bestseller and an exquisite and meditative novel.

French thrillers: The Bleiberg Project by David Khara

Bestselling French thrillers: The Bleiberg Project is a fast-paced, furious read with as much action-per-minute as any Hollywood crime blockbuster.

Getting into new French fiction: ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus

‘The Outsider’ – sometimes translated as ‘The Stranger’ – holds a special place in my heart: it was the first novel I managed to read in French.

Getting into new French fiction: ‘The Character of Rain’ by Amélie Nothomb

Nothomb is a slippery writer; an acquired taste – and perhaps one of the most interesting writers you ever read. As one of Francophonie’s most high profile authors, I’ve always wanted her to make an appearance in this column.

Getting into new French fiction: ‘Treachery in Bordeaux’ by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen

“I believe you should always seek to uncover secrets” says Cooker in the opening chapter. And off he goes to crack the mystery... his quest takes in intriguing paintings, art restoration, wine microbiology, Bordeaux’s urban planning and the odd parking ticket (tossed aside, of course).
 Bordeaux, France