Swiss author receives French literature prize
The Swiss journalist and novelist, André Klopmann, has received the Quai des Orfèvres prize for his detective novel, "Crève, l'écran" -- Screen Presence.
It is the first time the prestigious French award is attributed to a foreigner.
The setting for the book is the Cannes film festival, which Klopmann knows well.
The French publisher Fayard usually prints 50,000 copies of prize- winning novels. However, Klopmann said at least 100,000 copies would be produced – 6,000 of which will be reserved for Swiss bookshops.
Klopmann, 40, has published several novels, but Screen Presence is his first detective work.
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