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Les meilleurs titres parus en 2023

Notre agence représente plusieurs des titres ayant marqué la scène littéraire américaine en 2023, et figurant dans différentes listes des meilleurs livres de l’année des principaux médias. En voici un aperçu :


de Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Pantheon, mai 2023
À paraître aux éditions Albin Michel

New York Times Top 10 Best Books of 2023
New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2023
Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Books of the Year
NPR’s Books We Love 2023
Washington Post Notable Works of Fiction 2023
Esquire Best Books of 2023
Vulture Best Books of 2023
ALA Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction – Longlist

Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Friday Black.”


de S.A. Cosby
Flatiron, juin 2023
À paraître chez Sonatine en janvier 2024

New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2023
New York Times Book Review Best Crime Novels of 2023
TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2023
NPR’s Books We Love 2023
Washington Post Best Thrillers of 2023
Financial Times‘s Best Crime Books of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2023
Vulture Best Books of 2023
BookPage’s Best Mystery of the Year
ALA Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction – Longlist
Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List 2023

The first Black sheriff in a small Southern town faces a questionable shooting, a Confederate pride march, and a serial killer, in the new novel by New York Times bestselling and LA Times Book Prize–winning author S. A. Cosby.”


de R.F. Kuang
William Morrow, mai 2023
À paraître aux éditions De Saxus

New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2023
TIME’s 100 Must-Read Books of 2023
NPR’s Books We Love 2023
Esquire Best Books of 2023
A Reese’s Book Club Pick

White lies. Dark humor. Deadly consequences… Bestselling sensation Juniper Song is not who she says she is, she didn’t write the book she claims she wrote, and she is most certainly not Asian American. . . With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R.F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.”


de Isle McElroy
Harper, septembre 2023
Les droits de langue française sont toujours disponibles.

Vulture Best Books of 2023
NPR’s Books We Love 2023
Elle Favorite (and Most Anticipated) Books of 2023

A gender-bending, body-switching novel that explores marriage, identity, and sex, and raises profound questions about the nature of true partnership. . . A rich, rewarding exploration of ambition and sacrifice, desire and loss, People Collide is a portrait of shared lives that shines a refreshing light on everything we thought we knew about love, sexuality, and the truth of who we are.”


Non fiction


KING: A Life
de Jonathan Eig
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, mai 2023
Les droits de langue française sont toujours disponibles.

New York Times Best Books of 2023
New York Times Book Review Notable Books of 2023
New Yorker Best Books of 2023
Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Books of 2023
NPR’s Books We Love 2023
Washington Post Best Books of 2023
Barack Obama’s Summer Reading List 2023

Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.―and the first to include recently declassified FBI files. In this revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, the bestselling biographer gives us an intimate view of the courageous and often emotionally troubled human being who demanded peaceful protest for his movement but was rarely at peace with himself.  .  . In this landmark biography, Eig gives us an MLK for our times: a deep thinker, a brilliant strategist, and a committed radical who led one of history’s greatest movements, and whose demands for racial and economic justice remain as urgent today as they were in his lifetime.”


NUMBER GO UP: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall
de Zeke Faux
Crown Currency, septembre 2023
Les droits de langue française sont toujours disponibles.

Financial Times Best Business Books of 2023
Washington Post Notable Works of Nonfiction 2023

The “rollicking” (The Economist), “masterfully written” (The Washington Post) account of the crypto delusion, and how Sam Bankman-Fried and a cast of fellow nerds and hustlers turned useless virtual coins into trillions of dollars—hailed by Ezra Klein in The New York Times as “One of the Best Books that Explain Where We Are in 2023”. . . Fueled by the absurd details and authoritative reporting that earned Zeke Faux the accolade “our great poet of crime” (Money Stuff columnist Matt Levine), Number Go Up is the essential chronicle, by turns harrowing and uproarious, of a $3 trillion financial delusion.”


COBALT RED: How the Blood of the Congo Powers Our Lives
de Siddharth Kara
St. Martin’s Press, janvier 2023
Les droits de langue française sont toujours disponibles.

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2023
Shortlisted for the Financial Times Best Business Book of the Year Award

An unflinching investigation reveals the human rights abuses behind the Congo’s cobalt mining operation―and the moral implications that affect us all. . . Roughly 75 percent of the world’s supply of cobalt is mined in the Congo, often by peasants and children in sub-human conditions. Billions of people in the world cannot conduct their daily lives without participating in a human rights and environmental catastrophe in the Congo. In this stark and crucial book, Kara argues that we must all care about what is happening in the Congo―because we are all implicated.”

Sélection du New York Times : meilleurs titres parus en 2022

Tous les ans, la rédaction de la New York Times Book Review sélectionne une dizaine de titres notoires publiés au cours de l’année, en fiction et en non fiction. Pour 2022, notre agence représente plusieurs des titres figurant dans la liste des 10 Best Books of 2022. Voici les critiques :

by Hua Hsu
Doubleday, September 2022

“In this quietly wrenching memoir, Hsu recalls starting out at Berkeley in the mid-1990s as a watchful music snob, fastidiously curating his tastes and mercilessly judging the tastes of others. Then he met Ken, a Japanese American frat boy. Their friendship was intense, but brief. Less than three years later, Ken would be killed in a carjacking. Hsu traces the course of their relationship — one that seemed improbable at first but eventually became a fixture in his life, a trellis along which both young men could stretch and grow.”

UNDER THE SKIN: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation
by Linda Villarosa
Doubleday, June 2022

“Through case histories as well as independent reporting, Villarosa’s remarkable third book elegantly traces the effects of the legacy of slavery — and the doctrine of anti-Blackness that sprang up to philosophically justify it — on Black health: reproductive, environmental, mental and more. Beginning with a long personal history of her awakening to these structural inequalities, the journalist repositions various narratives about race and medicine — the soaring Black maternal mortality rates; the rise of heart disease and hypertension; the oft-repeated dictum that Black people reject psychological therapy — as evidence not of Black inferiority, but of racism in the health care system.”

by Barbara Kingsolver
Harper, October 2022

N.B. : Les droits de langue française ne sont plus disponibles pour ce titre.

“Kingsolver’s powerful new novel, a close retelling of Charles Dickens’s “David Copperfield” set in contemporary Appalachia, gallops through issues including childhood poverty, opioid addiction and rural dispossession even as its larger focus remains squarely on the question of how an artist’s consciousness is formed. Like Dickens, Kingsolver is unblushingly political and works on a sprawling scale, animating her pages with an abundance of charm and the presence of seemingly every creeping thing that has ever crept upon the earth.”

Le New York Times dévoile les meilleurs 100 titres de l’année

Plusieurs titres parmi nos représentations ont été sélectionnés par le New York Times :

ASYMMETRY de Lisa Halliday (droits acquis par Gallimard)

ETERNAL LIFE de Dara Horn (droits disponibles)

FRIDAY BLACK de Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (droits acquis par Albin Michel/ Terres d’Amérique)

GEHEN GING GEGANGEN de Jenny Erpenbeck (droits disponibles)

IMPROVEMENT de Joan Silber (droits disponibles)

A PRINCESS IN THEORY de Alyssa Cole (droits disponibles)

ALI: A LIFE de Jonathan Eig (droits acquis par Marabout)

DEAD GIRLS d’Alice Bolin (droits disponibles)

IN PIECES de Sally Field (droits disponibles)

THE FIFTH RISK de Michael Lewis (droits disponibles)

INTO THE RAGING SEA de Rachel Slade (droits disponibles)

WHY COMICS? de Hillary Chute (droits acquis par Urban Comics)

MURDER 101 de Faye Kellerman

Decker and Lazarus embark on a new life in upstate New York—and find themselves entangled in deception, intrigue, and murder in picturesque elite college town

by Faye Kellerman
William Morrow, September 2014

bookcover-murder101As a detective lieutenant with the LAPD, Peter Decker witnessed enough ugliness and chaos for a lifetime. Now, he and his devoted wife Rena Lazarus are ready to enjoy the quiet beauty of upstate New York, where they can be closer to their four adult children and their foster son.

But working for the Greenbury Police department isn’t as fulfilling as Decker hoped.  While Rina has adapted beautifully to their new surroundings, Decker is underwhelmed and frustrated by his new partner, Tyler McAdams, a former Harvard student and young buck with a bad ‘tude. Just when he thinks he’s made a mistake, Decker is called to his first real crime here—a possible break-in at the local cemetery.

At first, it seems like a false alarm until it’s discovered that a mausoleum’s stunning Tiffany panels have been replaced by forgeries. Then, a coed at one of the exclusive local colleges is brutally murdered. Poking into the hallowed halls of academia to find a killer, Decker and McAdams are drawn deep into a web of dark secrets, cold case crimes, international intrigue, and ruthless people who kill for sport. Suddenly, the job is anything but boring. This case just might be too much to handle and Decker will have to draw on every ounce of experience that he has garnered in the past thirty years as a Homicide cop. And then again, even that might not be enough!

MISSING YOU de Harlan Coben: trois fois premier!

Après sa première semaine dans les rayons des librairies américaines, le nouveau roman de Harlan Coben fait son entrée dans les classements du New York Times et rafle la mise en se classant à la tête du podium dans trois catégories: Hardcover, E-book et Combined!

Ce n’est pas une première pour l’auteur de SIX ANS DÉJÀ : pour la septième fois consécutive, l’un de ses romans gagne la première place de la NYT bestseller list dès sa parution. Et la semaine passée, Warner Bros a annoncé l’achat des droits cinématographiques de MISSING YOU !

MISSING YOU sera publié en France par les Editions Belfond.