Broad appeal demonstrated by simultaneous adult / young adult publication as for Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time To be a Radio 4 Book at Bedtime in March 2010 Author speaks good English and will be available for festivals and press, radio and TV interviews at time of publication No and Me is a bestseller in France (over 120,000 copies sold) and Italy (50,000 copies sold). Film and TV rights have already been sold and excitement is growing across Europe with rights sold in Spanish, Swedish and Dutch
Delphine de Vigan is French and lives in Paris. Having published several adult novels, this is her first novel for young adults. No and Me was awarded the Prix des Libraires 2008 (The Booksellers' Prize). Delphine's forthcoming novel for Bloomsbury, Underground Time, was one of the four finalists for the Prix Goncourt - the French equivalent of the Booker Prize. George Miller is a regular translator for Le Monde diplomatique's English-language edition. He is also the translator of Conversations with my Gardener by Henri Cueco and Inside Al-Qaeda by Mohammed Sifaoui.
'Well-structured, with moments of tenderness and truth about family life and home, inadequate parents and neglected children, No and Me is honest (as revealing and insightful about Lou and home life as it is about No and homelessness) but also at least partially reassuring' The Independent on Sunday