Thomas B. Reverdy

Selected for the 2019 City of Books & Music Award

Thomas B. Reverdy is a French novelist born in 1974. After a degree in modern literature, he became a teacher and started writing. His first three novels, La Montée des eaux (Seuil, 2003), Le Ciel pour mémoire (Seuil, 2005) and Les Derniers Feux (Seuil, 2008), constitute a kind of poetic cycle. They address the themes of mourning, memory and friendship. In 2010, L'Envers du monde (Seuil) breaks with this autobiographical vein by proposing a police plot set in post-September 11 New York. In 2013, his novel, Les Évaporés (Flammarion), is set in Japan and evokes people who disappear one day without giving any explanation. It received several awards and was included in the selection of the Goncourt. Two years later, Il était une ville (Flammarion, 2015) features the city of Detroit, Michigan, plagued by the bankruptcy of the banking system. It was selected in the Goncourt selection and won the Booksellers' Prize in 2016. Critically acclaimed, his new novel, L'hiver du mécontentement (Flammarion, 2018), wonthe Prix Interallié.


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