Muriel Barbery is the author of the bestselling The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Gourmet Rhapsody and The Life of Elves. She has lived in Kyoto, Amsterdam and Paris, and now lives in the French countryside.
'Barbery revels in the lavishing of detail...in its many moments of weird lucidity it also beguiles. It's then that Barbery explores the mystical connections between nature, art and the human heart with vividness and clarity.' * New York Times on The Life of Elves * 'Muriel Barbery allows us to reconnect with our share of dreams, of poetry. To enter her world is to experience true enchantment.' * Madame Figaro * 'A homage to the power of story...A tour de force with many inspired and delightful touches...Irresistible.' * Australian on The Life of Elves * 'A remarkable adventure and a philosophical novel, A Strange Country sings the praises of imagination and inventiveness.' * La Grande Librairie *