An Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris, Wins the American Library in Paris Book Award

An Officer and A SpyAn Officer and a Spy, by Robert Harris, has received the American Library in Paris Book Award. The book was selected by a jury of authors from the American Library in Paris Writers Council. The jury stated (somewhat humorously) that Harris “had somehow managed to make a thrilling narrative of the well-known events of the Dreyfus case.”

The American Library in Paris book award honors books that are about France, or the French–American encounter. The recipient of the award receives $5,000. Read Booklist’s starred review of An Officer and a Spy. See also Booklist’s starred review of the audiobook.

The other books on the 2014 shortlist, linked to Booklist reviews, are below:

Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize, by Sean B. Carroll

Citizen Emperor: Napoleon in Power 1799-1815, by Philip Dwyer

The Embrace of Unreason: France 1914-1940, by Frederick Brown

How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette, the Stolen Diamonds and the Scandal that Shook the French Throne, by Jonathan Beckman

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, by Francine Prose

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