Imatge de l'autor

Antoine Laurain

Autor/a de The Red Notebook

14 obres 1,469 Membres 93 Ressenyes 3 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Antoine Laurain is an author who was born in Paris in 1970. He is an antiques collector, screenwriter, and the author of four novels. His title, The President's Hat, is set in the Mitterand years, and won the Prix Landerneau Découvertes and the Prix Relay in 2012. The idea for this story came from mostra'n més Laurain leaving his hat behind in a café and returning to find it no where in sight. He began to wonder who might be wearing it and where they might me. The tale is set in the 1980's and picks up from there. The cover of the book is a picture of the French President's Mitterand's hat. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou el nom: Laurain Antoine

Crèdit de la imatge: Antoine Laurain

Obres de Antoine Laurain

The Red Notebook (2014) 680 exemplars
The President's Hat (2012) 398 exemplars
The Readers' Room (2020) 96 exemplars
French Rhapsody (2016) 90 exemplars
Vintage 1954 (2018) 73 exemplars
The Portrait (2007) 66 exemplars
Smoking Kills (2008) 25 exemplars
An Astronomer in Love (2022) 15 exemplars
Red Is My Heart (2021) 13 exemplars
Carrefour des nostalgies (2009) 8 exemplars
Das Bild aus meinem Traum (2018) 2 exemplars
Le Cid, Pierre Corneille (2003) 1 exemplars
French Windows (2024) 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Paris, Île-de-France, France
Etudes de cinéma (?)
Palace-Costes, Magazine de luxe (Journaliste)
Biografia breu
Antoine Laurain est un écrivain français né en 1972. Après ses études secondaires, il s’oriente vers des études de cinéma à l’université.
Il commence sa carrière en réalisant des courts-métrages et en s’essayant à l’écriture de scénarios tout en travaillant comme assistant d'un antiquaire parisien. Cette expérience l'inspire pour son premier roman 'Ailleurs, si j’y suis'.
Antoine Laurain est aussi journaliste pour le magazine de luxe Palace-Costes.



I'm in two minds about this book. I loved it at first: the slightly whimsical 'French' voice of the narrative, for instance. The plot line was promising. A middle aged doctor has a letter delivered 33 years too late. It's from a record company interested to talk to him and his then-fellow band members about a demo tape they'd sent for consideration. Alain has lost touch with them all, but his interest piqued, he hunts them down and we are gradually introduced to each of them. It's only later the plot gets stretched a bit thin for me. The coincidences become perhaps one too many, the individual denouements a little extreme. Nevertheless, it's a charming book, and takes a satirical sweep at current life in metropolitan France. I'd be interested to read it in the original French, because it seems very well translated, and by a team of two, which is unusual.… (més)
Margaret09 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |
When Pierre-Francois Chaumont purchases a portrait of a man who bears a striking resemblance to himself, he is disappointed that his loved ones don‘t see the resemblance. Soon his life as he knew it unravels, but the portrait‘s secret may lead him into a different life altogether. Well written but unbelievable.
yourotherleft | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Dec 31, 2023 |
Set in 1980’s Paris, The President’s hat is a charming story about the hat of President François Mitterrand. One evening Mitterand accidently leaves his hat in a restaurant, and it is picked up by Daniel Mercier, a man who dined next to him. When Daniel wears the hat, he becomes more successful than he ever imagined, which he attributes entirely to the hat. Eventually Daniel loses the hat and is consumed with finding it again so that he may return to the life it provided him.
StaffPicks | Hi ha 34 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2023 |
A favourite book of mine and the third time I have read it. Probably my favourite book of the last ten years and definitely my favourite author. ❤️
1 vota
secondhandrose | Hi ha 34 ressenyes més | Oct 31, 2023 |



Potser també t'agrada

Autors associats

Emily Boyce Translator
Jane Aitken Translator
Margherita Botto Translator
Nihan Çetinkaya Translator
Palmira Feixas Translator
Kornélia Kiss Translator
Lotta Toivanen Translator
Monica Capuani Translator
Hanne Herrman Translator
Oskar Séverac Translator
Luke Thompson Narrator
Polly Mackintosh Translator
Claudia Steinitz Translator



Gràfics i taules