"French literature is widely regarded as some of the best ever written. Classic French authors like Proust, Camus, Victor Hugo, and Simone de Beauvoir represent the height of literature, politics, and philosophy.
Classic French books are almost inexhaustible. Jules Verne, Voltaire, Colette, Sartre, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. There is almost no end to the list of great authors when looking at classic French literature.
But what about modern French books? Often overlooked, the French authors of today are experimental, daring, fierce, and feminist. They write surrealism, fantasy, and nonfiction like no other writer might dare to do.
Here are some of the finest French books in translation from the past few decades, right up to today. Some are literary fiction, others are genre fiction.
Some are memoir, others essays."