Michel Houellebecq

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Salman Rushdie among favourites for this year’s Nobel prize for literature
The novelist, who was stabbed earlier this year as he was about to give a public lecture, is highly placed by bookmakers to win this year’s award

Sarah Shaffi

04, Oct, 2022 @3:09 PM

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Michel Houellebecq envisages 2027 French election in latest novel Destroy
New book by firebrand author features a Macron-like outgoing leader as well as real-life figures including far-right Éric Zemmour

Lucy Knight

07, Jan, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Book clinic: which books examine modern masculinity?
Writer Darran Anderson bypasses Houellebecq in favour of fiction from Édouard Louis to Hanif Kureishi

Darran Anderson

07, Mar, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq review – Alan Partridge in Gilead
A depressed agricultural engineer stalks women and rages at the world in Houellebecq’s banal and predictable latest novel

Johanna Thomas-Corr

29, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq review – a vision of degraded masculinity
The French satirist is uniquely placed to anatomise the impotence and rage of an embittered bureaucrat

James Lasdun

20, Sep, 2019 @6:29 AM

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The Polyglot Lovers by Lina Wolff review – highly enjoyable absurdist comedy
The hoary concept of the male genius is under fire in a rollicking satire of sex, literature and desperation

Joanna Kavenna

05, Jun, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Book clinic: which books could improve my ability to adapt to a changing environment?
Our expert picks titles that explore both family and societal transitions, from Jonathan Franzen to Cormac McCarthy

Andrew Anthony

02, Mar, 2019 @6:00 PM

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'Vanquished white male': Houellebecq's new novel predicts French discontent
Enfant terrible awarded Légion d’honneur as ‘scathing, visionary’ novel Serotonin is released

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

04, Jan, 2019 @12:36 PM

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Unreconciled: Poems 1991-2013 by Michel Houellebecq – digested read
Michel Houellebecq’s poems of love and death are given the last rites and dispatched quickly by John Crace

John Crace

22, Jan, 2017 @5:00 PM

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Unreconciled by Michel Houellebecq review – perfectly suited to the age of Trump
Laughter is in short supply in this collection from France’s great satirist and contrarian

David Wheatley

12, Jan, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Best new paperbacks of the month: Houellebecq, Slovo and British short stories
You may have missed these books, covering everything from French satire to Kenyan refugee camps, on their initial release – but never fear, the paperbacks are here

Nick Sidwell

30, Sep, 2016 @4:15 PM

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Top 10 stories of hubris
From Michel Houellebecq to Simone de Beauvoir, novelist Tommy Wieringa chooses stories of men who have tried to reach beyond what is possible

Tommy Wieringa, translated by Sam Garrett

28, Sep, 2016 @11:12 AM

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