For Haruki Murakami, the fight against coronavirus “is not a war”

“I chose music hoping it would do you some good. Not sure if it works, I’ll try ”, warns the one who irregularly hosts a musical program on Tokyo FM radio for almost two years. But the special “Stay home” broadcast Friday evening had a particular resonance giving food for thought and confidentiality. The novelist […]

Woody Allen’s version of events

The filmmaker’s autobiography will be published in France by Stock on June 3. Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi, to whom the book is dedicated, in 2019 in Barcelona. Splash News / Splash News / ABACA Woody Allen is a thriller. In the United States, his Memoirs were announced and then canceled. A second publisher […]

Manchette, Buchert, Baratte, Minier, Napoléon … the Libé Books selection

Five recommendations from the Books service and the favorites of booksellers on the Onlalu site to deconfinate. Letters from bad weather, Correspondence 1977-1995, by Jean-Patrick Manchette. Preface by Richard Morgiève, La Table Ronde, 528 pp, 25 €. (To be released May 28). An unpublished side of the work of Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) appears which brings […]

The funny merry-go-round of Kate Atkinson

Sometimes we laugh when reading the new thriller by Kate Atkinson, a novelist who is best known for her novels mainstream, the most famous being the first, Behind the scenes of the museum. We are with the English, by the sea, with an honest detective, Jackson Brodie (recurring hero), and a representative of the typical […]

an ode to the dreamed woman

In 1987, the American novelist gives life to a magnificent heroine who encamps in the desert, chases storms behind the wheel of his car, rides his mare, dives into the waters of the Niobrara and howls in the night hoping for the response of a coyote . Jim Harrison. TERA Witi / © TERA Witi […]

“At Furet du Nord, we never let go of the link with our customers”

LIBRARY WORDS – Franck Brunet, director of the book, insists on health security, “reassuring”, set up in the large Lille bookstore. “What we will miss are the meetings with the authors”. Le Furet du Nord, an institution on the main square Charles-de-Gaulle in Lille which reopened to the public on May 11. PHILIPPE HUGUEN / […]

Splits on the big screen

Impossible to make a list of Piccoli’s best films as he has multiplied the major films and major roles: at the very least we can try to extract five memories of characters or exemplary performances of his art of flip-flops. Read also Michel Piccoli, the things of his life La Chamade (1968) by Alain Cavalier […]

“The Woman Revealed” in the Whirlpool

Gaëlle Nohant’s novel, the revealed Woman, belongs to the limited range of novels published in January that we hear about regularly. We saw the author in a limited program by François Busnel, the Grande Librairie April 29, when guests, joined in their homes, by the wire, were forced to concentrate and be attentive to the […]

Return to the fountain of the novel in “Le Roman inépuisable”

The inexhaustible novel (Roman du roman) by Philippe Le Guillou Gallimard, 436 p., € 22.50 Like chicken and egg, one might wonder if a writer, one day, was able to create a novel from scratch. Doesn’t every novelist work with past works, consciously or not? It is to this gratitude that Philippe Le Guillou is […]

Publishers back with ambitious programming

Between the books published before the confinement and the novelties expected in May and June, readers should quickly find their happiness. Two years after the success of The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer, Joël Dicker returns with a fifth novel, The Mystery of Room 622. DENIS DUPOUY / Le Figaro Let’s say it straight away: publishers […]