We look forward to promoting more international connections to develop the genre."
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 25, 2014
Mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book has set out to bring top French mystery and thriller writers to a wider audience with English translations. The publisher just announced that it is now a recognized International Thriller Writers (ITW) publisher, which qualifies its authors for membership to this group. ITW is an honorary society of authors, who write books on such subjects as murder mysteries, detective stories, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure, and much more. Co-founded by Gayle Lynds and David Morrel, the group's co-presidents are currently Lee Child and M.J. Rose.
"We're excited to participate in ITW," says Anne Trager, founder of Le French Book. "Our goal has always been to build bridges, and this recognition is another way to do so. Our authors are all well-known, successful authors in France, and this will give them an opportunity to network with other thriller writers from around the world and to promote the genre. As a publisher, we look forward to promoting more international connections to develop the genre."
ITW’s mission is “To bestow recognition and promote the thriller genre at an innovative and superior level for and through our Active members; to provide opportunities for mentoring, education and collegiality among thriller authors and industry professionals; and to grant awards for excellence in the thriller genre.”
Le French Book is encouraging its authors to become active members. These authors include:
- Sylvie Granotier, prize-winning author of the psychological thriller The Paris Lawyer
- Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen, author of the made-for-TV amateur detective/wine mystery series The Winemaker Detective
- Frédérique Molay, best-selling, prize-winning author of the Paris Homicide mystery series
- David Khara, best-selling author of the Consortium thriller series
- Bernard Besson, former intelligence officer and prize-winning author of The Greenland Breach
- Eric Giacometti and Jacques Ravenne, authors of the best-selling Shadow Ritual, to be released in English in spring
- Anne-Laure Thiéblemont, author of the soon-to-be-translated Marion Spicer series, which starts with The Collector
- Laurent Guillaume, author of a noir thriller set in Africa; the translation is slated for 2015.
- Julie Rose, world-renowned translator of Les Misérables and The Greenland Breach
- Sally Pane, translator of several of the Winemaker Detective mysteries
- Sophie Weiner, translator of two Consortium thrillers, now working on The Collector
- Simon John, translator of The Bleiberg Project
- Jeffrey Zuckerman, translator of The City of Blood.
About Le French Book
Le French Book (http://www.lefrenchbook.com) is a New York-based publisher that brings France's best crime fiction, thrillers, novels, and short stories to new readers across the English-speaking world. Its motto is: “If we love it, we’ll translate it.”
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