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Benoît Peeters

Benoît Peeters

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Writer, The Obscure Cities, The Leaning Girl

Benoît Peeters was born in Paris in 1956. He published his first novel, Omnibus in 1976. Since then, he has published over 60 works on a wide variety of subjects. A long association with the artist François Schuiten has lead to a series of graphic novels, The Obscure Cities. Sixteen volumes have appeared so far; the books have won numerous prizes and have been translated into more than ten languages. The Leaning Girl, a graphic novel, was published in English for the first time in November 2013, from Alaxis Press. An expert on Hergé, Peeters brought out Tintin and the World of Hergé and Hergé‚ Son of Tintin (Johns Hopkins University Press). He has also written essays on Alfred Hitchcock, Paul Valéry, Rodolphe Töpffer, Jirô Taniguchi, and Chris Ware.