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Swiss lit Young author attracts attention in Paris

Joël Dicker is the new shooting star of French-language literature. The 27-year-old from Geneva recently won the renowned Académie Française award for “La vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert” (The truth about the Harry Quebert affair).

Dicker was also nominated for the French Prix Goncourt for his book, which has already sold more than 60,000 copies. (SF/