Leila Slimani

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Brenda Navarro: Her novel makes the desperate world of missing persons vividly clear, with the ineptitude of the authorities in a country overrun with crime.

The tagline for Brenda Navarro’s debut describes Empty Houses as a novel about abduction that asks: is motherhood the greatest crime of all? This is a(...)

Author Lindsey Tramuta. “It was spurred by my frustration with the way many people talk about Paris, I wanted to tell a fresher story.” Photograph: Joann Pai

The ‘branded Parisian’ needs to be reconstructed ‘because it’s been a long time since she’s looked like Brigitte Bardot or Edith Piaf’ There are(...)

Low-paid workers in consumer-facing sectors such as  hospitality face  a much higher risk of potential exposure to coronavirus

Two of France’s most acclaimed writers, Leïla Slimani and Marie Darrieussecq, walked themselves into a veritable bar brawl last month after penning dr(...)

The author Colm Tóibín is among a group of 30 writers, historians and Nobel laureates who  declared in a manifesto published in several newspapers  that Europe as an idea was “coming apart before our eyes”. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Liberal values in Europe face a challenge “not seen since the 1930s”, leading intellectuals from 21 countries have said, as the UK lurches towards Bre(...)

Nihad Sirees: the tone of his novel veers  between male porno fantasy and misogyny

How do we judge novels in translation? The good ones will see both original text and interpretation lauded. Prizes such as the Man Booker Internationa(...)

Edna O’Brien

The 2018 Hay Festival, in collaboration with The Pool, published this list of 100 books by women, including works by Iris Murdoch, Edna O’Brien, Maria(...)

French-Moroccan writer Leïla Slimani: Not since The Hand that Rocks the Cradle has someone showcased so effectively the power a nanny can have within a family. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

“And then time started to drag; the clocklike perfection of the family mechanism became jammed.” Billed as the French Gone Girl, Leïla Slimani’s Lulla(...)

Moroccan-French author Leila Slimani arrives at the Drouant restaurant after she received the Prix Goncourt, in Paris, France, today. Photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Women of foreign origin won two of France’s highest literary awards on Thursday, with novels about murder. The Moroccan-born author Leila Slimani won(...)

“One must not write what is expected. It’s important for north African writers to show they have other things to say.” Leila Slimani, whose novel In the Garden of the Ogre has just won the Prix La Mamounia literary prize in Morocco. Photograph: C Hélie Gallimard

In the most shocking scene of Leila Slimani’s In the Garden of the Ogre, the main character, Adèle wakes up with her face in an ashtray, crawls on (...)