Antoine Laurain is a French novelist, screenwriter, journalist, director and collector of antique keys. A Parisian born and bred, after studying film, he began his career directing short films and writing screenplays. His passion for art led him to take a job assisting an antiques dealer in Paris. The experience provided the inspiration for his first novel, The Portrait, winner of the Prix Drouot. Antoine’s fairytale-like novel The President’s Hat was acclaimed by critics, readers and booksellers, who awarded it the Prix Landerneau Découvertes. The Red Notebook and French Rhapsody are further proof of Antoine’s marvellously witty, charming, intelligent and quintessentially French literary genius.
With Smoking Kills, Antoine yet again returns to the question of what happens when a man makes a stand against social norms. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Antoine Laurain has created the most beguiling and thoughtful of novels.
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