Muriel Barbery is a former lecturer in philosophy and the bestselling author of IMPAC-shortlisted novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Published in France in 2006 and in the UK in 2008, it has gone on to sell more than 6 million copies worldwide and has been described by Le Figaro as ‘the publishing phenomenon of the decade’.
Barbery’s novel The Gourmet was published by Gallic in September 2009. Her latest novel, The Life of Elves, was published by Gallic in May 2016.
Praise for Muriel Barbery
‘Barbery makes her characters come to life’ Guardian
‘The publishing phenomenon of the decade’ Le Figaro
‘Clever, informative and moving … admirable ‘ Observer