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Created in 1962, 10/18 is justifiably proud of its record in discovering new literary talent. It also has one of the finest catalogues of contemporary literature in paperback by non-French writers. It is widely admired for its detective novels set in the four corners of the world, and in the labyrinths of History.
10/18 brings together new voices in non-French contemporary literature, but also the great names of yesterday and today, in an eclectic catalogue that is marked by curiosity, with authors like Khaled Hosseini, Haruki Murakami, Bret Easton Ellis, Jim Harrison and Colum McCann, not forgetting Nobel laureates such as Toni Morrison. And then there are those who explore and elucidate contemporary society with humour and irony, such as Lucia Etxebarria, Anne B. Ragde, Eli Shafak and Jonathan Tropper. 10/18 also publishes books it feels strongly about, for example Nick Hornby's Juliet, Naked or Adam Ross's Mr Peanut.
10/18's range of detective literature is comprehensive, embracing all the facets of the genre, which is in a perpetual state of "reinvention". Grands Détectives is a collection of historical detective novels, most of them published for the first time. It has been immensely successful, with English-language authors such as Anne Perry, Peter Tremayne and Iain Pears. But there are also French authors who have come to the fore, not least Jean-François Parot, Fabrice Bourland, Viviane Moore, and the now-celebrated Claude Izner.
Domaine Policier is a collection that spans the contemporary world, notably with the adventures of Vish Puri, the Indian detective who is the hero of Tarquin Hall's The Case of the Missing Servant, and works by Richard Price, Colin Harrison and the Swedish author Ake Edwardson.
10/18 examines the modern world through essays that are representative of new critical thinking about society, like Harry G. Frankfurt's On Bullshit, or Noam Chomsky's critical texts. And we might also mention the iconoclastic illustrated works Dessine-moi un parisien, by Olivier Magny, and Paris vs New York, by Vahram Muratyan.