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Anna Gavalda (born 9 December 1970 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French teacher and award-winning novelist.

Referred to by Voici magazine as "a distant descendant of Dorothy Parker", Anna Gavalda was born in an upper-class suburb of Paris. While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in 1999 under the title "Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part" that met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies in her native France and winning the 2000 "Grand Prix RTL-Lire." The book was translated into numerous languages including in English and sold in twenty-seven countries. It was published to acclaim in North America in 2003 as "I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere." The book received much praise and is a library and school selection worldwide in several languages.

Gavalda's first novel, Je l'aimais (Someone I Loved) was published in France in February 2002 and later that year in English. Inspired by the failure of her own marriage, it too was a major literary success and a bestseller and was followed by the short (96 pages) juvenile novel 35 kilos d'espoir (95 Pounds of Hope) that she said she wrote "to pay tribute to those of my students who were dunces in school but otherwise fantastic people".

In 2004, her third novel, "Ensemble c'est tout," focused on the lives of four people living in an apartment house: a struggling young artist who works as an office cleaner at night, a young aristocrat misfit, a cook, and an elderly grandmother. The 600-page book is a bestseller in France and has been translated into English as Hunting and Gathering.

As of 2007, her three books have sold more than 3 million copies in France Le Figaro - Livres : Une plume qui vaut de l'or. Ensemble c'est tout was made into a successful movie in 2007 by Claude Berri, with Audrey Tautou and Guillaume Canet. The adaptation of her first novel, Je l'aimais, with Daniel Auteuil and Marie-Jose Croze, was filmed in 2009 by Zabou Breitman.

Divorced, and the mother of two, Gavalda lives in the city of Melun, Seine-et-Marne, about 50 km southeast of Paris. In addition to writing novels, she also contributes to Elle magazine.

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Total Books: 61
2019 - Billie (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781609455125
ISBN-10: 1609455126
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Books

The Cracks in Our Armor
2019 - The Cracks in Our Armor (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609454968
ISBN-10: 1609454960
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ensemble c'est tout 2 Mp3-CDs
2016 - Ensemble C'est Tout 2 Mp3-cds [French Edition] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9782070784295
ISBN-10: 2070784290
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Life Only Better
2015 - Life Only Better (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609452940
ISBN-10: 1609452941
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.

La vie en mieux
2014 - La VIe En Mieux (Other)
ISBN-13: 9782842637965
ISBN-10: 2842637968

Breaking Away
2012 - Breaking Away (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781908313010
ISBN-10: 1908313013
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Someone I Loved
2012 - Someone I Loved (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781908313027
ISBN-10: 1908313021
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

French Leave
2011 - French Leave (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781609450052
ISBN-10: 1609450051
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

La Consolante
2010 - La Consolante [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9782290014288
ISBN-10: 2290014281
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La sal de la vida
2010 - La Sal De La VIda (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432228667
ISBN-10: 8432228664

Coffret Gavalda
2009 - Coffret Gavalda (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782290019603
ISBN-10: 2290019607

L'Echappee Belle
2009 - L'echappee Belle (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782842631840
ISBN-10: 2842631846
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Juntos nada mas
2009 - Juntos Nada Mas [Biblioteca Formentor - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432227820
ISBN-10: 843222782X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

35 Kilo Hoffnung
2007 - 35 Kilo Hoffnung (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783833350078
ISBN-10: 3833350075

35 kilos d'espoir Audio-CD
2007 - 35 Kilos D'espoir Audio-cd (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9782747023474
ISBN-10: 2747023478
Genre: Reference

Hunting and Gathering
2007 - Hunting and Gathering (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099494072
ISBN-10: 0099494078
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Zusammen ist man weniger allein
2006 - Zusammen Ist Man Weniger Allein (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783596173037
ISBN-10: 3596173035
Genre: Romance

Ich wnsche mir da irgendwo jemand auf mich wartet
2006 - Ich Wnsche Mir Da Irgendwo Jemand Auf Mich Wartet (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783596509522
ISBN-10: 3596509521

Ensemble C'Est Tout
2005 - Ensemble C'est Tout (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782290343715
ISBN-10: 2290343714
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Someone I Loved
2005 - Someone I Loved (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781594480416
ISBN-10: 1594480419
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

2004 - La Amaba [" Booket "] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Je Voudrais Que Quelq'un M'attende Quelque Part [French edition of I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me] (Paperback)