Translated and published in English under the title Lullaby (or The perfect nanny in the United States), ‘Chanson Douce’ won the “Debut fiction” award at the British Book Awards, the BBC reports.
Leïla Slimani is rewarded alongside several other members such as Ireland’s Sally Rooney, whose second novel ‘Normal People’ has been named Book of the Year. Michelle Obama’s Becoming was also recognized as the non-fiction narrative book of the year and best audiobook reports the same source.
Thriller author Lee Child was named “author of the year”, and child author Judith Kerr, illustrator of the year.
Meantime, the cinema adaptation of ‘Chanson Douce’ will be released in November 2019. Karin Viard will play the role of the murderous nanny, Leila Bekhti will play his employer and mother of children, while Antoine Reinartz will play the father.