With Atomised, you could see that Houellebecq was headed for greatness. With Platform he has attained it. The book is a stunning achievement * Evening Standard * Reading Houellebecq is never deflating; it is, rather, a source of constant inspiration and delight. Would that we could produce his like in England * Observer * A brilliant novel -- Anita Brookner Michel Houellebecq has put contemporary French literature back on the map in a way not seen since Camus -- David Sexton * Evening Standard * There is something new and rare here, a genuinely unsettling wit with a terrible tang of truth * Sunday Telegraph *
Michel Houellebecq is a poet, essayist and novelist. He is the author of several novels including The Map and the Territory (winner of the Prix Goncourt), Atomised, Platform, Whatever and Submission. He was awarded the Legion dHonneur in 2019.