Guillaume Musso’s latest mystery, The Secret Lives of Writers, which is set in the Mediterranean, debuted at the top of the French fiction bestseller list late in April; Little, Brown is Musso’s U.S. publisher and is releasing The Reunion in July. Thriller writer Jean-Christophe Grangé returned to the list in the #3 spot with The Last Hunt, the finale of his Pierre Niémans trilogy. He has been published by HarperCollins in English.

Andrea Camilleri, who is 93, led the combined bestseller list in Italy in April with the short pulp novel Kilometer 123, a departure from his hugely popular Inspector Montalbano series set in Sicily and published by Penguin in English.

Camilla Läckberg’s The Golden Cage was the bestselling fiction title in Sweden, #2 on the list in France, and #6 on Italy’s combined list. Knopf just acquired U.S. rights to Golden and a second book from Läckberg. In the second spot on Sweden’s fiction list was Anxious People by Fredrick Backman, author of several U.S. bestsellers, including A Man Called Ove. His latest in translation, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, was just published by Atria.


Rank Title Author Imprint
Fiction & Nonfiction Combined
1 Km 123 (Kilometer 123) Andrea Camilleri Mondadori
2 After (After) Anna Todd Sperling & Kupfer
3 #Nonostante (#Despite) Marta Losito Mondadori Electa
4 La versione di Fenoglio (Fenoglio’s Version) Gianrico Carofiglio Einaudi
5 A un metro da te (Five Feet Apart) Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis Mondadori
6 La gabbia dorata (The Golden Cage) Camilla Läckberg Marsilio

For the week ended Apr. 19; used by arrangement with Informazioni Editoriali


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Skärmhjärnan (Screen Time) Anders Hansen Bonnier Fakta
2 Allt jag fått lära mig (Educated: A Memoir.) Tara Westover Natur & Kultur
3 Bliss (Bliss) Maria Borelius HarperCollins Nordic
1 En bur av guld (The Golden Cage) Camilla Läckberg Bokförlaget Forum
2 Folk med ångest (Anxious People) Fredrik Backman Bokförlaget Forum
3 Vardagar 2 (Weekdays 2) Ulf Lundell Wahlström & Widstrand

For the week ended Apr. 18; used by arrangement with Svensk Bokhandel


Rank Title Author Imprint
1 Crépuscule (Dusk) Juan Branco Au Diable Vauvert
2 La nuit, j’écrirai des soleils (At Night, I Would Write Suns) Boris Cyrulnik Odile Jacob
3 L’archipel français (The French Archipelago) Jérôme Fourquet Le Seuil
1 La vie secrète des écrivains (The Secret Lives of Writers) Guillaume Musso Calmann-Lévy
2 La cage dorée (The Golden Cage) Camilla Läckberg Actes Sud
3 La dernière chasse (The Last Hunt) Jean-Christophe Grangé Albin Michel

For the week ended Apr. 28; used by arrangement with GFK/Livres Hebdo