He had known an international success in 2012 with her novel The Truth about the affair Harry Québert . Since then, the success cannot be denied for Joël Dicker: the novelist switzerland is the French songwriter most read in 2018, according to a list of 34 names based on the sales of books in France.

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many Of the award winners of literary awards

With The disappearance of Stephanie Mailer , the writer of 33 years exceeds even the giants of French literature such as Guillaume Musso, which comes in fifth position for his novel The young fillet and the night , and Marc Lévy, who won the tenth place thanks to A girl like she .

other winners of literary prizes are included in the ranking: it is the case of Nicolas Mathieu, who won the Goncourt 2018 with Their children after them (second place winners). We also find Philip Lance and his book flap in the fourth place, and David Diop, twenty-third, thanks to soul Brother .

Amélie Nothomb ever-present, François Hollande made his appearance

once again, Amélie Nothomb has a place assigned, and is this year the thirteenth position. The author of first Names épicènes has not left the classification since its inception 19 years ago. “Each year, I am in the list”, welcomes belgian novelist.

who passed away in December 2017, Jean d’ormesson, is still alive and well in the minds: he is listed two times in the ranking to the seventh position for And me, I still live , and the eighth for A hosanna without end .

Another surprise: the presence of François Hollande in the list. The former president of the Republic is the eighteenth French songwriter most read in 2018, thanks to the success of his book The lessons of power , which recounts his experience at the head of the State. During his tours “in the booksellers of France”, he was able to discover “a new public”. The politician said that he signed during the seven hour signings. “And I felt, as soon as the fall, climb to the sense of a distance between the French and the power,” he added. He succeeds Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who was in the last year to the fifteenth place with his book The future in common .

This ranking published by L’express, RTL and livy does, however, takes into account that the sales of books, large-format and not published in a pocket edition. You can find our own charts, produced with GfK here.