Antoine Laurain

Antoine Laurain is a novelist, screenwriter, journalist, director and collector of antique keys. A Parisian born and bred, after studying film, he began his career directing short films and writing screenplays. His passion for art led him to take a job assisting an antiques dealer in Paris. The experience provided the inspiration for his first novel, The Portrait, winner of the Prix Drouot. Published by Flammarion on the eve of the French presidential elections of 2012, Antoine’s, fairytale-like novel The President’s Hat was acclaimed by critics, readers and booksellers, who awarded it the Prix Landerneau Découvertes. Antoine’s new novel Smoking Kills will be out in 2018, published by Gallic Books and translated by Jane Aitken and Emily Boyce.

Related / Latest Publications:
Antoine Laurain, The Portrait, translated by Emily Boyce and Jane Aitken (Gallic, June 2017)
Antoine Laurain, Smoking Kills, translated by Louise Rogers-Lalaurie (Gallic, June 2018)
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