In France, Gender-Neutral First Names, the new novel from Amélie Nothomb, debuted at the top of fiction bestseller list in August. Nothomb, the author of more than 25 novels, has had several U.S. publishers, most recently working with Europa Editions. In third place was Maylis de Kerangal’s The World at Your Fingertips, about an artist working in the Lascaux caves. Kerangal’s previous bestseller, The Heart, was published in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Håkan Nesser’s The Left-Hand Society was the #1 fiction title in Sweden (Vintage/Black Lizard is Nesser’s U.S. publisher), while Jonas Jonasson returned to the list in the second spot with The Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man, the sequel to his international bestseller The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared; William Morrow will publish the sequel in January 2019.

In the Netherlands, Lucinda Riley took multiple spots with her Seven Sisters series, published in English by Atria. Murat Isik’s novel Be Invisible, about a family of Turkish immigrants, was at #2 on the list.



Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Les prénoms épicènes (Gender-Neutral First Names) Amélie Nothomb Albin Michel
2 La jeune fille et la nuit (Gone in the Night) Guillaume Musso Calmann-Lévy
3 Un monde à portée de main (The World at Your Fingertips) Maylis de Kerangal Verticales/Gallimard


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Un été avec Homère (A Summer with Homer) Sylvain Tesson Ed. des Equateurs
2 La vie secrète des arbres (The Hidden Life of Trees) Peter Wohlleben Les Arènes
3 Le lambeau (The Flap) Philippe Lançon Gallimard



Rank Title Author Imprint
1 De vänsterhäntas förening (The Left-Handed Society) Håkan Nesser Albert Bonniers Förlag
2 Hundraettåringen som tänkte att han tänkte för mycket (The Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man) Jonas Jonasson Piratförlaget
3 Till minne av en villkorslös kärlek (In Memory of an Unconditional Love) Jonas Gardell Norstedts


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Factfulness (Factfulness) Hans Rosling, Ola Rosling, and Anna Rosling Rönnlund Natur & Kultur
2 Professor Wille Vingmutter, mästerdetektiv (Professor Wille Vingmutter, Master Detective) Leif G. W. Persson Albert Bonniers Förlag
3 Olgas omstart (Olga’s Restart) Olga Rönnberg Bonnier Fakta


Fiction & Nonfiction Combined

Rank Title Author Imprint
1 De zeven zussen (The Seven Sisters) Lucinda Riley Xander Uitgevers
2 Wees onzichtbaar (Be Invisible) Murat Isik Ambo l Anthos
3 Jamie kookt Italië (Jamie Cooks Italy) Jamie Oliver Kosmos
4 De zeven zussen Parel (The Pearl Sister) Lucinda Riley Xander Uitgevers
5 Sapiens (Sapiens) Yuval Noah Harari Thomas Rap
6 De acht bergen (The Eight Mountains) Paolo Cognetti De Bezige Bij