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    MacLehose Press

    The MacLehose Press is devoted to the translation of literature and crime fiction into English, and to the publication of a very few outstanding writers in English. The Press has already broken new ground with the #1 bestselling success of the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson and with many other critically acclaimed books including translations from Italian, Spanish, Polish, Icelandic, French, and Arabic. The imprint was founded by Christopher MacLehose. Christopher was previously Publisher of the Harvill Press for 21 years. During his illustrious career he has published works by Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell, Haruki Murakami and W.G. Sebald. In 2006 Christopher was given the LIBF Lifetime Achievement Award for International Publishing.
    • Marie NDiaye

      Ladivine

      The spellbinding new novel by the Goncourt-winning, International Booker-shortlisted author of Three Strong Women
      • Pierre Lemaitre

        Blood Wedding

        A gripping standalone psychological thriller about marriage, manipulation and murder by the internationally bestselling author of Alex
        • David Lagercrantz

          The Girl in the Spider's Web

          'Lagercrantz has constructed an elegant plot around different concepts of intelligence . . . [his] continuation, while never formulaic, is a cleaner and tighter read than the originals . . . Without ever becoming pastiche, the book is a respectful and affectionate homage to the originals.' — Mark Lawson, Guardian.
        • Theodore Zeldin

          The Hidden Pleasures of Life

          An indispensable guide to living a full life from the bestselling author of An Intimate History of Humanity
          • Anuradha Roy

            Sleeping on Jupiter

            LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2015 AND WINNER OF THE 2016 DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE - A stark and unflinching novel by a spellbinding storyteller, about religion, love and violence in the modern world

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            Alex

            By Pierre Lemaitre

            SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF TIME

            Alex Prévost - kidnapped, beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a wooden cage - is in no position to bargain. Her abductor's only desire is to watch her die.

            HE WANTS ONLY ONE THING

            Apart from a shaky police report, Commandant Camille Verhoven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads. If he is to find Alex, he will have to get inside her head.

            ESCAPE IS JUST THE BEGINNING

            Resourceful, tough, beautiful, always two steps ahead - Alex will keep Verhoven guessing till the bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.

            Alex had me gripped more than almost any book I can remember, with one shout-out-aloud knockout twist after anotherMacLehose has done it again . . . in Pierre Lemaitre he has unearthed another master of crime fiction destined to become a household name.Grippingly original . . . It enthralls at every stage of its unpredictability.Moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth . . . Alex is about thrills.An invigoratingly scary, one-sitting read.MacLehose has done it again . . . in Pierre Lemaitre he has unearthed another master of crime fiction destined to become a household name.Grippingly original . . . It enthralls at every stage of its unpredictability.Moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth . . . Alex is about thrills.An invigoratingly scary, one-sitting read.'An absolute gem' Eurocrime.'Brutal crime writing with a tinge of Gauloise ... brilliant' Daily Mail.'An invigoratingly scary one-sitting read' Guardian.'Relentlessly gripping, Lemaitre is worthy of all the fuss' Independent.'Hailed as the most important crime novel in translation since Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alex similarly features as an intriguingly flawed feminist heroine bent on vengeance, and will likely prove a sensation of the crime fiction year' Irish Times.'Moves from read-as-fast-as-you-can horror to an intricately plotted race to a dark truth' Alison Flood, Observer.'It enthrals at every stage of its unpredictability. Grippingly original' The Times.'An invigoratingly scary one-sitting read' Guardian.'Brutal crime writing with a tinge of Gauloise ... brilliant' Daily Mail.'It enthrals at every stage of its unpredictability. Grippingly original' The Times.'Hailed as the most important crime novel in translation since Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Alex similarly features as an intriguingly flawed feminist heroine bent on vengeance, and will likely prove a sensation of the crime fiction year' Irish Times.'Relentlessly gripping, Lemaitre is worthy of all the fuss' Independent.'A literary explosion' Marine Landrot, Télérama.'Powerful' Alain Beuve-Mery, Le Mond.'Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters. The author's early death is a great loss' Philip Pullman.'What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping' Minette Walters.'I doubt you will read a better book this year' Val McDermid.'As good as crime writing gets' Times Literary Supplement .The acclaimed, worldwide bestselling second book in the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy, reissued in a stunning new package to tie in with Lemaitre's standalone thriller Blood WeddingPierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.More than 30,000 copies of Alex sold through the UK TCMLemaitre's first literary novel, The Great Swindle, won France's Prix Goncourt and was published in English to great acclaim in 2015Blood Wedding, a standalone psychological thriller, will be published alongside these reissues in July 2016. This will be MacLehose Press' lead hardback title for 2016Two of the novels in the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy have won the C.W.A. International Dagger - Alex in 2013 and, Camille in 2015
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            Irène

            By Pierre Lemaitre
            'A unique and gritty novel firmly placing Lemaitre as one of the most talented authors writing in the genre today' Upcoming4.me.'Fans of the legendary Derek Raymond will love this gem' Sunday Sport.'Gripping, frightening, intelligent and brilliant' Marcel Berlins, The Times.'Having now read two of his books I am even more impressed by the writing of Pierre Lemaitre, and am already looking forward to the third book being released in English' A Book Worm.'Ingeniously plotted, deftly mixing dark and comic scenes, introducing the detective's team with panache' John Dugdale, Sunday Times.'Irène builds on the considerable promise of Alex and confirms Camille Verhoven as one of the most intriguing protagonists to emerge in crime fiction in recent years' Declan Burke, Irish Times.'Quirky, brutal and not for the faint-hearted, it is crime fiction of the highest class ... Superbly constructed and executed, it puts Lemaitre very close to Ellroy's class. If you pick it up, you won't be able to put it down' Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail.'Irène, Pierre Lemaitre's first novel, will be the book that people will remember in years to come. Intelligent and engrossing, it's a worthwhile read primarily for that sense of amazement that will have you flicking back through pages looking for the mirrors or trapdoors, but also because of the mystery itself. A crime novel for genre fans penned by a man who is obviously a fan himself' Reader Dad.'Thrilling ... with a page-turning race to a grand-slam finish' Laura Wilson, Guardian.The first book in the acclaimed Brigade Criminelle Trilogy, reissued in a stunning new package to tie in with Lemaitre's standalone thriller Blood WeddingPierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.More than 30,000 copies of Alex sold through the UK TCMLemaitre's first literary novel, The Great Swindle, won France's Prix Goncourt and was published in English to great acclaim in 2015Blood Wedding, a standalone psychological thriller, will be published alongside these reissues in July 2016. This will be MacLehose Press' lead hardback title for 2016Two of the novels in the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy have won the C.W.A. International Dagger - Alex in 2013, and Camille in 2015
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            Camille

            By Pierre Lemaitre
            Lemaitre is worthy of all the fuss.Crime fiction of the highest class.Superior crime fiction, worthy of the international attention it has received.A satisfying finis to the trilogy.This original and poignant story is the final instalment in a trilogy that has been a dazzling success.Delivering more than its fair share of twists and turns, Camille is also a beautifully naunced portrait of a most unlikely hero, and one who's absence - if this truly is the last we'll see of Commandant Verhoven - will be keenly felt.A really excellent suspense novelist.The acclaimed, worldwide bestselling third book in the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy, reissued in a stunning new package to tie in with Lemaitre's standalone thriller Blood WeddingPierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.Pierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.More than 30,000 copies of Alex sold through the UK TCMLemaitre's first literary novel, The Great Swindle, won France's Prix Goncourt and was published in English to great acclaim in 2015Blood Wedding, a standalone psychological thriller, will be published alongside these reissues in July 2016. This will be MacLehose Press' lead hardback title for 2016Two of the novels in the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy have won the C.W.A. International Dagger - Alex in 2013 and, Camille in 2015
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            Blood Wedding

            By Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne

            Sophie is haunted by the things she can't remember - and visions from the past she will never forget.

            One morning, she wakes to find that the little boy in her care is dead. She has no memory of what happened. And whatever the truth, her side of the story is no match for the evidence piled against her.

            Her only hiding place is in a new identity. A new life, with a man she has met online.

            But Sophie is not the only one keeping secrets . . .

            For fans of Gone Girl and Lemaitre's own internationally bestselling Alex, Blood Wedding is a compelling psychological thriller with a formidable female protagonist

            A really excellent suspense novelistA scorching, serpentine novel . . . Lemaitre's skill with suspense shines from every page, supported at every turn by an elegantly constructed plot complete with elements of noir that would make even James Ellroy proud.Absorbing and disturbing . . . the Psycho-based denouement is extraordinary.After the award-winning Brigade Criminelle trilogy of Irene, Alex and Camille, the French author returns with a deliciously dark tale of obsession, betrayal and revenge.Lemaitre is worthy of all the fussA gripping standalone psychological thriller about marriage, manipulation and murder by the internationally bestselling author of AlexPierre Lemaitre was born in Paris in 1951. He worked for many years as a teacher of literature before becoming a novelist. He was awarded the Crime Writers' Association International Dagger, alongside Fred Vargas, for Alex. In 2013 his novel Au revoir là-haut (The Great Swindle, in English translation) won the Prix Goncourt, France's leading literary award.For fans of Gone Girl and Lemaitre's own internationally bestselling Alex, Blood Wedding is a compelling, insidious psychological thriller with a formidable female protagonistAlex has sold more than 28,000 copies through the UK TCM and more than 100,000 copies throughout the worldLemaitre's The Great Swindle, a rollicking hustle narrative set in the aftermath of the First World War, won the Prix Goncourt in 2013 and will be published in English in November 2015Blood Wedding sold 19,000 hardbacks and 167,000 paperbacks in France
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            The Hidden Pleasures of Life

            By Theodore Zeldin

            By the bestselling author of Conversation and An Intimate History of Humanity

            A guide to new ambitions in work, relationships and learning

            Table of Contents:

            What is the great adventure of our time?
            What is a wasted life?
            How can people lose their illusions about themselves?
            What alternatives are there to being a rebel?
            What can the poor tell the rich?
            What could the rich tell the poor?
            How many ways of committing suicide are there?
            How can an unbeliever understand a believer?
            How can a religion change?
            How can prejudices be overcome?
            How else can one think about the future, apart from trying to predict it or worrying about it?
            Is ridicule the most effective form of non-violent protest?
            How does one acquire a sense of humour?
            What stops people feeling completely at home in their own country?
            How many nations can one love at the same time?
            Why do so many people feel unappreciated, unloved and only half alive?
            How else might women and men treat one another?
            What can replace the shortage of soul-mates?
            Is another kind of sexual revolution achievable?
            What can artists aim for beyond self-expression?
            What is more interesting than becoming a leader?
            What is the point of working so hard?
            Are there more amusing ways of earning a living?
            What else can one do in a hotel?
            What more can the young ask of their elders?
            Is remaining young at heart enough to avoid becoming old?
            What is worth knowing?
            What does it mean to be alive?
            Where can one find nourishment for the mind?

            Winner of the Salon London Transmission Prize

            Scintillating . . . prophetic . . . engaging.A masterpiece.A challenge and a success . . . He is particularly good and funny on work and the apparently catastrophic affair we are having with management science.Without question the wisest book of the year . . . at once learned and delightful . . . a cure for the prevailing gloom, always on the side of joy, openness, enquiry and freedom . . . The guide we need to the art of living.One of the best books of the year. An erudite and mouth-watering manifesto for a new art of living.Captivates by its brilliance and profundity.Delightful and endlessly fascinating.Theodore Zeldin, philosopher and author of many books, including "An Intimate History of Humanity" has many new ideas that can truly set you thinking . . . New mantras for this age.A truly wonderful book. Even the contents gave me shivers of excitement. If your wish is to be alive then read this book.A priceless gem, a book that remains in the heart and mind like few others...incredibly inspiring . . . I would almost compare it to Montaigne and his Essays... often ironical, never banal . . . accessible to anyone, should absolutely be read, reread and studied in depth.When readers start asking themselves the questions it poses, they find themselves living differently. A transformative book, full of wisdom that can be enjoyed by anyone from teenagers to centenarians. This book is unique in providing new frames to guide us in discovering how we want to live our lives.Essential reading. I am glad I read it now, but it's one I wish I could have encountered as a teenager . . . I argued with this book, I lived it . . . An enriching journey that will last a lifetime. An indispensable guide to living a full life from the bestselling author of An Intimate History of HumanityTheodore Zeldin has been named 'one of the forty world figures whose ideas are likely to have a lasting relevance to the new millennium' (Independent on Sunday), and 'one of Britain's leading intellects' (Management Today). His books Conversation and An Intimate History of Humanity are international bestsellers. For his studies of France he has been called 'a modern Balzac', 'not just funny, [but also] intelligent, loving, caustic, learned, light-hearted, serious, brilliant' - and he has been made a Commander of the Légion d'Honneur. He has won the Wolfson Prize for history, been elected to the British Academy and the European Academy and been awarded the CBE. He is an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College and an Associate Fellow of Green Templeton College in Oxford.Winner of the Salon London 2016 Transmission Prize.Ideal for readers of Stephen Grosz's The Examined Life, Daniel Kahneman's Thinking: Fast and Slow and Dr Steve Peter's The Chimp Paradox The author leads seminars on communication across the globe; has given a TED talk and a School of Life Sunday sermon.
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            Look Who's Back

            By Timur Vermes, Jamie Bulloch

            The smash-hit satirical bestseller, more than 3 million copies sold worldwide

            Film a box-office hit in Germany, now available on NETFLIX

            A two-part BBC Radio 4 Dramatisation directed by and starring David Threlfall (Shameless)

            Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.

            People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen. But the Führer has another programme with even greater ambition - to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights.

            Look Who's Back stunned and then thrilled 1.5 million German readers with its fearless approach to the most taboo of subjects. Naive yet insightful, repellent yet strangely sympathetic, the revived Hitler unquestionably has a spring in his step.

            Be warned. This book is funny. Very funnyWorryingly believable (time travelling despots aside) and unsettling. But also very funnyA brilliant bookBrilliant and hilariousLaugh-out-loud funny . . . An uproarious, disturbing book that will resonate long after you turn the final pageBoth funny and frightening . . . A powerful and important bookPeculiar, provocative and very funny . . . It makes you laugh and forces you to thinkWonderfully inventive, very funny and superbly writtenThe Hitler of Look Who's Back has aged not a whit: his fascist views are intact, and he is as foul-tempered and misanthropic as everThere's no question that the novel has hit upon the key paradox of our modern obsession with HitlerThe jokes are very funny . . . rollicking, enjoyableA satire on the cult of personality . . . nicely playedThis uproariously funny satire will have you in stitches'An uproarious, disturbing book that will resonate long after you turn the final page' Caroline Jowett, Daily Express.'Be warned. This book is funny. Very funny' Rebecca Morrison, Independent.'Both funny and frightening, this is a subtle, historical study of the commanding nature of the fanatical demagogue, as well as a savage critique of contemporary western culture. It is a powerful and important book' Sue Gaisford, Independent.Hitler returns to life in modern Berlin and becomes a media sensation.

            The son of a German mother and a Hungarian father who fled the country in 1956, Timur Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967. He studied history and politics and went on to become a journalist. He has written for the Abendzeitung and the Cologne Express and worked for various magazines. He has ghostwritten several books since 2007. This is his first novel.

            Jamie Bulloch's translations include Ruth Maier's Diary, Portrait of a Mother as a Young Women by F. C. Delius, and novels by Paulus Hochgatterer and Daniel Glattauer.

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            The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

            By Joël Dicker, Sam Taylor

            August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

            That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect.

            Marcus Goldman - Quebert's most gifted protégé - throws off his writer's block to clear his mentor's name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of 'The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America'.

            But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.

            The book of the yearAn expertly realised, addictive Russian doll of a whodunnitA top-class literary thriller that smoothly outclasses its rivalsShould delight any reader who has felt bereft since finishing Gone Girl, or Stieg Larsson's Millennium TrilogyIt's a terrific story and I'm loving itIt's like 'Twin Peaks' meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood - the French thriller everyone is talking aboutAn intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summerThe tale is expertly told, as unreliable information dances with necessary plot shifts and unexpected moments of catastrophe. An accomplished thrillerPacy, pleasingly complex and addictiveComplex, intriguing and highly enjoyableWith enough plot twists to fill a truck, it is a racy readTremendous fun and almost insanely readableCombines literariness with compulsively readable storytellingA seductive read . . . well-crafted and highly enjoyableDicker has the first-rate crime novelist's ability to lead his readers up the garden path . . . An excellent storyUnimpeachably terrific . . . A playful, page-turning whodunit . . . If Norman Mailer had been accused of murder and Truman Capote had collaborated with Dominick Dunne on a tell-all about it, the result might have turned out something like thisDicker's bestseller features a labyrinthine murder mystery and a book-within-a-book subplot . . . It's energetically written and cleverly constructed.'A great noir' Corriere della Sera.'The cleverest, creepiest book you'll read this year ... Twin Peaks meets Atonement meets In Cold Blood' Gaby Wood, Daily Telegraph.'All the ingredients of a world bestseller' Die Zeit.'The tale is expertly told, as unreliable information dances with necessary plot shifts and unexpected moments of catastrophe. An accomplished thriller' Independent.'A global phenomenon' Le Monde.'A smart, immensely readable, impressively plotted page-turner ... A tour de force, this seems set to be a huge success' Patricia Nicol, Metro.'Dicker has the first-rate crime novelist's ability to lead his readers up the garden path ... An excellent story' Sunday Express.'An intricate murder mystery that could be the read of the summer' Sunday Times.'A spellbinding literary thriller ... It is maddeningly, deliciously impossible to guess the truth' Melissa Katsoulis, The Times.A crime story. A love story. A worldwide phenomenon. More than 2 million copies soldMore than 15,000 copies sold through the UK TCMAmong the bestselling literary debuts of 2014A breathtaking international phenomenon: a New York Times and Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller; 900,000 copies sold in France, 400,000 in Italy, 160,000 in Spain, 90,000 in GermanySelected for Simon Mayo's BBC Radio 2 Book Club
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            Arab Jazz

            By Karim Miské, Sam Gordon

            Kosher sushi, kebabs, a second hand bookshop and a bar: the 19th arrondissement in Paris is a cosmopolitan neighbourhood where multicultural citizens live, love and worship alongside one another. This peace is shattered when Ahmed Taroudant's melancholy daydreams are interrupted by the blood dripping from his upstairs neighbour's brutally mutilated corpse.

            The violent murder of Laura Vignole, and the pork joint placed next to her, set imaginations ablaze across the neighborhood, and Ahmed finds himself the prime suspect. However detectives Rachel Kupferstein and Jean Hamelot are not short of leads. What is the connection between a disbanded hip-hop group and the fiery extremist preachers that jostle in the streets for attention? And what is the mysterious new pill that is taking the district by storm?

            In this his debut novel, Karim Miské demonstrates a masterful control of setting, as he moves seamlessly between the sensual streets of Paris and the synagogues of New York to reveal the truth behind a horrifying crime.

            A brilliant debutExciting, informative, stimulating, and a little frighteningNot to be missedMiske's imaginative geography lies somewhere between the fantasy Belleville of Daniel Pennac..., the strange world of Fred Vargas, and the amoral fantastic of the television series Breaking BadRemarkable . . . a debut of notable assurance . . . Proof that French crime fiction is jostling its way to the top of the noir treeA brazenly political crime novel for our times, it tackles hard-hitting and topical themes of religious fundamentalism, drugs and urban alienation. With a gift for setting, Miske's narrative twists through the mosques, prayer rooms and synagogues, where street preachers hustle for power, vendors ply their trade and a male and female detective duo are determined to unveil the mystery.Fascinating police procedural that takes on a new dimension after the Charlie Hebdo massacreA poetic take on the traditional noir thriller'Intelligent and gripping' Tariq Ali.'It's impossible to miss this dramatically contemporary crime novel about new Muslim and Jewish fundamentalists living together in France' Le Point.'Two police officers who could have been invented by Fred Vargas ... an author is born. And it's good news: once he gets going, it won't be easy to catch up with him' L'Express.A debut of notable assurance... Arab Jazz is proof that French crime fiction is jostling its way to the top of the noir tree.A ritualistic murder threatens to destabilise the turbulent multicultural melting pot of suburban Paris.Born in 1964 in Abidjan to a Mauritanian father and a French mother, Karim Miské grew up in Paris before leaving to study journalism in Dakar. He now lives in France, and is making documentary films on a wide range of subjects including deafness, for which he learned sign language, and the common roots between the Jewish and Islamic religions. Arab Jazz is the author's first novel.

            About Us

            The MacLehose Press is devoted to the translation of literature and crime fiction into English, and to the publication of a very few outstanding writers in English. The Press has already broken new ground with the #1 bestselling success of the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson and with many other critically acclaimed books including translations from Italian, Spanish, Polish, Icelandic, French, and Arabic. The imprint was founded by Christopher MacLehose. Christopher was previously Publisher of the Harvill Press for 21 years. During his illustrious career he has published works by Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell, Haruki Murakami and W.G. Sebald. In 2006 Christopher was given the LIBF Lifetime Achievement Award for International Publishing.