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Belgian Francophone writerwd:Q168040
movement: postmodern literature
genre: novel, short story
country of citizenship: Belgium
native language: French
language of expression: French, Japanese
educated at: Université libre de Bruxelles
occupation: writer, screenwriter
award received: Commander of the Order of the Crown, Prix René-Fallet, Prix Alain-Fournier, Prix littéraire de la vocation, Prix Jacques-Chardonne, Prix de Flore, Grand prix Jean-Giono, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, Jean Giono Jury award, Roland de Jouvenel Prize
Baroness Fabienne Claire Nothomb (French pronunciation: [fabjɛn klɛʁ nɔtɔ̃b]), better known by her pen name Amélie Nothomb (French: [ameli nɔtɔ̃b]), is a Belgian Francophone novelist. Part of her childhood was spent in Asia.
A prolific author, since the publication of her first novel Hygiene and the Assassin in 1992, at the age of twenty-six, she has published a book a year. Her novels are among the top literary sales and have been translated into several languages. She is a Commander of the Order of the Crown and has had the title of Baroness bestowed upon her by King Philippe of Belgium. Her novel Fear and Trembling won the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1999, and in 2015 she was elected to the Royal Academy of French Language and Literature in Belgium.
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