Lead title A daring, moving fictional account of the last moments of a father and his two sons atop the World Trade Centre on September 11. This is the first fictional recreation of the horrific events of September 11th. Winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Beigbeder is a major literary figure in France. Windows on the World was shortlisted for the prestigious Prix Goncourt. He caused a sensation with his last novel 9.99 which was also published in the UK. Miramax has bought secured film rights for this title. Competition: Michel Houellebecq
Frederic Beigbeder was born in 1965 and lives in Paris. He works as a publisher, literary critic and broadcaster.
'Powerful...the combination of banality and panic is quietly devastating. Affecting and disconcerting' Financial Times 'Beigbeder has set himself a mammoth task. Foreknowledge of the outcome removes any narrative tension and reality has outstripped fiction. Given these constraints, the author is remarkably successful.' Sunday Express 'Beigbeder's gripping apocalyptic novel! it is, on all levels, a stunning read.' Publisher's Weekly 'Beigbeder brings this off thanks to his electrifying intelligence and vaulting leaps of sympathy with all the victims - in the tower, the planes, and the unjust world beyond New York.' Independent