Amélie Nothomb

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Amélie Nothomb
Born Fabienne Nothomb
9 July 1966 (1966-07-09) (age 48)
Etterbeek
Occupation Writer
Nationality Belgian
Notable work(s) Stupeur et tremblements

Amélie Nothomb (born Fabienne-Claire on 9.07.1966) is a Belgian writer who writes in French.

Amélie Nothomb was born in Etterbeek, Belgium to Belgian diplomats. She lived there until she was five years old. She then lived in China, New York, Bangladesh, Burma, Coventry and Laos.

Nothomb's first novel, Hygiène de l'assassin, was published in 1992. Since then, she has published about one novel per year, including Les Catilinaires (1995), Fear and Trembling (1999) and Métaphysique des tubes (2000, published in English as The Character of Rain). She has been awarded many prizes, including the 1999 Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, the Prix René-Fallet, and the 1993 Prix Alain-Fournier.