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Virginie Grimaldi

Virginie Grimaldi

Virginie Grimaldi was born in 1977 in Bordeaux, where she still lives. She is the author of nine novels and was the most read French writer for three consecutive years (in 2019, 2020, and 2021). Her novels have been bestsellers in Europe and have been translated into more than twenty languages.

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Latest reviews

  • “[A Good Life] is, in the end, a novel in which its universally relatable plot and vibrant characters are perfectly rendered in deceptively simple prose, and I am sure that readers will love every single word.” 

    — FXBG Advance, Jun 1 2024
  • As the sisters tentatively attempt to reconnect, their fractured pasts are slowly revealed in ways that are both sweet and heartbreaking.”

    — Paste Magazine, May 23 2024
  • In Grimaldi’s universe, it seems to be about the difficulties and messiness of love and what we must be willing to do to keep it forever.”
    — World Literature Today, May 1 2024
  • “Lovers of Europa Editions’ other titles My Brilliant Friend and Fresh Water for Flowers will fall hard for this beautiful, heartbreaking, and healing story.”
    — Electric Lit, Apr 13 2024
  • “A sympathetic portrait of the enduring bond of sisterhood.”
    — Shelf Awareness, Mar 26 2024
  • “[Grimaldi's] bittersweet English-language debut is sure to tug at the heartstrings of readers who appreciate moving novels which explore the complexities of sisterly love and mental illness.”
    — Booklist, Mar 15 2024
  • “Grimaldi’s account of two sisters taking stock of what’s brought them this far is affecting but smile producing as well.”
    — Kirkus Reviews, Mar 9 2024

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