Guillaume Musso

French author

Guillaume Musso was born in Antibes in the south of France in 1974, and knew from a very early age that he wanted to be a writer. A trip to New York when he was 19 proved a formative experience, providing him with many ideas for his novels. He studied economics at university, and taught the subject until 2008. His breakout novel, Afterwards… (2004), has sold over a million copies and been translated into over 20 languages to date. His subsequent novels, including A Mix-Up in Heaven (2005), Will You Be There? (2006) and Lost and Found (2007), also proved a hit with readers and cemented his position as one of France’s most popular contemporary novelists. A number of his books have been adapted for the cinema.

The Girl on Paper

A compelling blend of fantasy and reality

The Girl on Paper was published in the spring of 2010 to popular and critical acclaim, with many reviewers considering it one of Musso’s best novels to date. It combines fantasy and reality to tell the story of Tom Boyd, a writer who is going through a difficult patch in his life and feeling adrift. This all changes when Billie Donnelly, the heroine of one of his novels, falls through the page and suddenly materialises in his living room. Thanks to this surprising encounter, Tom gradually rediscovers his zest for life and love of writing.

Summary

A man who has lost his way

The Girl on Paper