FREDERIC BEIGBEDER is a French journalist and critic, and is responsible for the literary section of Le Figaro Magazine. Also a bestselling author, his novel 99 Francs both got him fired from his advertising job and established him as a controversial force within French literature. For his other novels, he has been awarded various prizes including the 2003 Prix Interallie and the 2009 Prix Renaudot. He is a regular guest on French national morning radio, and a frequent contributor to El Pais Icon (Spain), Interview (Germany), and Esquire (Russia).
Written in a breezy style, bristling with wit, sarcasm, heavy doses of gallows humor, and many lists...This extravagant metafiction about obsession, life, love, and lists mixes sincerity with an endearing, genre-bending wackiness. --Kirkus Reviews It's funny, profound, brilliantly researched, and fiendishly artful. --Le Figaro A touching and contemplative literary curve ball. --Femina Beigbeder has produced one of the most human, touching, relevant, and funny stories about passing time, the acceptance of ageing, and the need to love. If you're looking for something quite unlike anything else to read, then choose this. --Le Parisien A call to arms against transience from a Beigbeder who is back in top form, with all his trademark wit. --Lire This mad philosophical and biological quest is a life-affirming and intelligent reflection on the meaning of life. Decidedly ambitious, Monsieur Beigbeder! --Psychologies Magazine As always, Frederic Beigbeder knows perfectly well how to seize burning issues. In A Life Without End he captures immortality, the desire it inspires, and its likelihood. A tale falling somewhere between satire and the confidences of a father, a lover, and a writer who wants to live forever. --Transfuge Behind this wild pursuit of immortality appears a sharper and deeper reflection than you would expect. --Elle An audacious romance, between obsessions and hope. --Marie Claire