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The British Bussi: How We All Fell in Love with French Noir

Described by The Sunday Times as ‘a novel so extraordinary that it reminded me of reading Stieg Larsson for the very first time’ French crime writer Michel Bussi’s first translated novel, After The Crash, was a publishing sensation. A gripping crime novel following the aftermath of a plane crash that left a sole survivor, it became a runaway Waterstones hit. Now reader’s looking to take another turn in the company of Bussi’s Normandy noir can sink their teeth into Black Water Lilies, where murder disrupts of tranquillity of Monet’s Giverny. As we anticipate what is sure to be another hit, we caught up with Bussi’s English publisher Kirsty Dunseath who told us about crafting a winning translation.

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