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Leila Slimani

Biography

Leila Slimani

Leila Slimani is the bestselling author of THE PERFECT NANNY, one of The New York Times Book Review‘s 10 Best Books of the Year, for which she became the first Moroccan woman to win France’s most prestigious literary prize, the Goncourt. She won the La Mamounia prize for ADÈLE. A journalist and frequent commentator on women’s and human rights, she is French president Emmanuel Macron’s personal representative for the promotion of the French language and culture and was ranked #2 on Vanity Fair France’s annual list of The Fifty Most Influential French People in the World. Born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1981, she now lives in Paris with her French husband and their two young children.

Leila Slimani

Books by Leila Slimani

written by Leila Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Adèle appears to have the perfect life: She is a successful journalist in Paris who lives in a beautiful apartment with her surgeon husband and their young son. But underneath the surface, she is bored --- and consumed by an insatiable need for sex. Driven less by pleasure than compulsion, Adèle organizes her day around her extramarital affairs, arriving late to work and lying to her husband about where she's been, until she becomes ensnared in a trap of her own making.

written by Leila Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family’s chic apartment in Paris’s upscale 10th arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.