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Five books on work by French authors that you should read on your commute

shutterstock Amy Wigelsworth, Sheffield Hallam University An emerging genre of fiction in France is providing an unlikely brand of escapism. Growing numbers of French writers are choosing work as their subject matter – and it seems that readers can’t get enough of their novels. The prix du roman d’entreprise et du travail, the French prize for the best business or …

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David Diop: his haunting account of a Senegalese soldier that won the Booker prize

Portrait of French-Senegalese author David Diop whose novel has won the 2021 International Booker prize. JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images Caroline D. Laurent, Harvard University Born to a French mother and a Senegalese father, David Diop has won the prestigious annual International Booker prize for translated fiction. He shares the prize with his translator Anna Moschovakis for the novel, At …

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