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Discover our map of scary places in fiction

If we think about it, what’s scary about the woods? Or about an inhabited mansion where the wooden floor is unusually creaking? Nothing. And yet… The spirit of a place is one of the most used devices in horror or supernatural fiction. From Sleepy Hollow to Rosemary’s Baby, discover our map of 16 titles in which the place and, most of all, the atmosphere of the place, feature prominently.

Do you know your horror classics?

When it comes to horror fiction, do you really know your classics? Take our quiz and find out!

Which one of these novels features the character of Ichabod Crane?





Which one of these novels is written as a succession of diaries and letters?





Which one of these texts was influenced by Guy Maupassant's story of an invisible being living on water and milk in The Horla?





In Mary Shelley's famous novel Frankenstein, what is the name of the creature?





In the novel It by Stephen King, what kind of character terrifies children?





A horror parody of a well-known classic was released in 2009. What was it called?






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Our selection of ebook releases

Are you as enthusiastic as we are about all these literary prize announcements happening all at once? If you can’t keep track of who won what or what the shortlist of the National Book Prize looks like, have a look at our weekly recap and follow our recommendations–who knows, your next read might already be in this post!

The Lost HeroThe Son of NeptuneThe Mark of AthenaThe House of HadesThe Blood of Olympus

Hundreds of titles in the Young Adult Fantasy category are just a click away in our dedicated section.

Spoiled Brats: Stories

If you’re still not convinced, read our interview of Simon Rich about The Last Girlfriend on Earth and after you have realized how funny he is, do not worry, you’ll be able to buy all of his books.

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

After Thomas Keneally, Peter Carey and DBC Pierre, Richard Flanagan is the fourth Australian author to receive this award. Eager to read more Australian literature? Look no further.

An Unnecessary WomanStation Eleven: A novelAll the Light We Cannot See: A NovelRedeploymentLila

The Fiction category of the National Book Award getting already its fair share of coverage, do not hesitate to discover the finalists in the three others categories: Nonfiction, Poetry and Young People’s Literature.

The Baltimore Atrocities

This gem is published by Coffee House Press, an independent publisher that has released hundreds of other gems such as Leaving the Atocha Station by Ben Lerner, who we had the pleasure to interview this year. Gems everywhere! Coffee House Press = gems (it’s that simple!).

Our selection of ebook releases

Modiano: the name of the now Nobelized French writer was on everyone’s lips this week, and we hope it will be for a long time! While we wait for his whole body of work to be translated, we can discover this week’s releases, with a former Pulitzer Prize winner, the incredible account of a terrible captivity, and many more great reads to start off your weekend!

Pour que tu ne te perdes pas dans le quartierLa Place de l'étoileRue des boutiques obscuresL'herbe des nuits

The Search WarrantHateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, MarriageRed SorghumThe Golden Notebook

Common PeopleVillage of SecretsH is for HawkThe Empire of NecessityThe Iceberg: A MemoirRoy Jenkins

Lila

For those who want to read the works of Marilynne Robinson, you’re in luck: they are all available in ebook. That way you can start the Gilead cycle from the beginning…

Deep Down Dark

Discover other nonfiction works dealing with our society in our dedicated category News & Investigations.

gillianflynnGone Girl: A Novel

Have you seen Gone Girl? Are you planning on seeing it? Discover our interview with Gillian Flynn, published two years ago for the release of the novel, and discover our latest interviews!

Discover the last fifteen years of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Today, the Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to French novelist Patrick Modiano. Very well known in France, few of his works have been translated in English, and only one title is, for the time being, available in ebook. We sincerely hope that this award will hopefully lead to the translation of all his books, and to the translation of important works from every continent.
In the present post, we look back on fifteen years of Nobel Prizes in Literature: do not hesitate to click on the author’s name to discover all of his or her works!

Patrick Modiano, “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation” (Nobel Prize 2014)

The Search Warrant

Alice Munro, “master of the contemporary short story” (Nobel Prize 2013)

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, MarriageThe Love Of A Good WomanFriend Of My YouthDear Life

Mo Yan, “who with hallucinatory realism merges folk tales, history and the contemporary” (Nobel Prize 2012)

Red SorghumThe Republic of WineThe Garlic Ballads

Tomas Tranströmer, “through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality” (Nobel Prize 2011)

The Great Enigma: New Collected PoemsMemories Look at Me: A MemoirNew Collected Poems

Mario Vargas Llosa, “for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual’s resistance, revolt, and defeat” (Nobel Prize 2010)

The Bad GirlThe Way to ParadiseThe Feast of the GoatConversation in the Cathedral

Herta Müller, “who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed” (Nobel Prize 2009)

The Hunger AngelThe AppointmentThe Land Of Green Plums

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization” (Nobel Prize 2008)

The InterrogationWarThe FloodThe Book of Flights

Doris Lessing, “that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny” (Nobel Prize 2007)

The Golden NotebookGrass Is SingingThe Fifth ChildThe Cleft

Orhan Pamuk, “who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures” (Nobel Prize 2006)

SnowThe White CastleMy Name is RedIstanbul

Harold Pinter, “who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression’s closed rooms” (Nobel Prize 2005)

BetrayalNo Man's Land

Elfriede Jelinek, “for her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society’s clichés and their subjugating power” (Nobel Prize 2004)

GreedThe Piano Teacher

John M. Coetzee, “who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider” (Nobel Prize 2003)

SummertimeThe Childhood of Jesus

Imre Kertész, “for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history” (Nobel Prize 2002)

Dossier K: A MemoirFatelessnessDetective Story

V. S. Naipaul, “for having united perceptive narrative and incorruptible scrutiny in works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories” (Nobel Prize 2001)

A House For Mr BiswasA Bend in the RiverHalf a LifeIn a Free State

Gao Xingjian, “for an æuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama” (Nobel Prize 2000)

Soul MountainOne Man's BibleBuying a Fishing Rod for My Grandfather