'A bold, ambitious and subversive piece of storytelling. -- The Times
The portrayal of ensuing loss of childhood innocence is both fiercely comic and painfully cruel. -- Observer
About the Author
Belgian by nationality, Amélie Nothomb was born in Kobe, Japan, and currently lives in Paris. Described by Time Magazine
as 'prolific and ingenious', she is the best-selling author of thirteen novels, translated into thirty languages. Fear and Trembling
won the Grand Prix of the Académie Française and the Prix Internet du Livre. The Book of Proper Names
was originally published in France, as Robert Des Noms Propres
, where it has sold over 250,000 copies.