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Elegance of the Hedgehog (Barbery) - Author Bio

Author Bio 
Birth—1969
Where—Casablanca, Morocco
Education—École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-
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Currently—lives in Japan


The Elegance of the Hedgehog is Muriel Barbery's second novel. Her first book, Une gourmandize, has been translated into twelve languages. It will be published by Europa Editions in 2009. (From the publisher.)

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Barbery entered the École Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud in 1990 and obtained her agrégation in philosophy in 1993. She then taught philosophy at the Université de Bourgogne, in a lycée, and at the Saint-Lô IUFM.

Her novel L'Élégance du hérisson (translated into English as The Elegance of the Hedgehog) topped the French best-seller lists for 30 consecutive weeks[2] and, reprinted 50 times, had by May 2008 sold more than a million copies. Her first novel, Une Gourmandise, appeared in English translation as Gourmet Rhapsody in 2009.

Barbery currently lives in Japan, where she is composing her third novel. (From Wikipedia.)




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