Delphine de

Delphine de Vigan worked in a number of different fields before deciding to devote all of her time to writing. She is the author of five novels and has written for the cinema.
De Vigan’s 2007 novel, No et moi (published in English as No and Me) received the French Prix des Libraires (Bookseller’s Prize). It has been translated in to twenty languages and is currently being adapted for the cinema by filmmaker Zabou Breitman.
Les Heures Souterraines (Underground Hours), published in 2009, was shortlisted for France’s prestigious Goncourt Prize and awarded the Figaro Découverte (Discovery) Prize. It too has been translated into numerous languages.

The novel

A Romantic Week-end

Delphine de Vigan Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port

Mad entered the hotel lobby, holding her head high, pretending not to notice the sharp hiss and squeak of her suitcase which rattled about on its plastic wheels. Several clients, sitting in the white leather armchairs around the lounge area, turned around. Mad blushed. Pierre kept walking beside her as if nothing had happened. Mad promised herself, should they miraculously survive the test of this romantic week-end, that she would buy another piece of luggage as soon as they got back home – preferably not from some dime-store, this time. Mad looked around her. Through the bay windows, in the last light of the day, the view on the harbor was stunning. They went to the reception, where they were greeted with courtesy. A young woman explained to them where they could find the spa, the exterior pool, or the gourmet restaurant, then handed Pierre the magnetic card that would open the door to their room. A porter grabbed Mad’s…

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