From the bestselling author of The Adversary and ‘France’s greatest writer of nonfiction’ (New York Times), the first collection of Carrere’s essays in English.
Read the definitive essay collection from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Adversary, dubbed ‘France’s greatest writer of non-fiction’ (New York Times)
‘The most exciting living writer’ Karl Ove Knausgaard
Over the course of his career, Emmanuel Carr re has reinvented non-fiction writing. In a search for truth in all its guises, he dispenses with the rules of genre. For him, no form is out of reach- theology, historiography, reportage and memoir – among many others – are fused under the pressure of an inimitable combination of passion, curiosity and intellect that has made Carr re one of our most distinctive and important literary voices today.
97,196 Words introduces Carr re’s shorter work to an English-language audience. Featuring more than thirty extraordinary texts written over an illustrious twenty-five-year period of Carr re’s creative life, the book shows a remarkable mind at work. Spanning continents, histories, and personal relationships, 97,196 Words considers the divides between truth, reality and our shared humanity, exploring remarkable events and eccentric lives, including Carr re’s own.
* A New York Times Notable Book *
Imprint: Vintage UK
Publication date: 03/12/2020