Swedish crime writer Camilla Läckberg has seen international success since releasing her 2003 debut, Ice Princess (published in 2010 by Pegasus), and to date her books have been translated into 33 languages. In France, her 2008 novel The Drowning was the top title. Earlier this year, Pegasus published another of her novels, The Stonecutter.

In Germany, Rachel Joyce’s debut novel, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, landed at #3. Joyce, a British writer who was longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize, had her book published by Random House in July 2012. On Germany’s nonfiction chart, two books that have found international success continued their streak: Sort of Best Friends (a revised edition of The Second Wind, the basis for the blockbuster Intouchables) and Thinking, Fast and Slow were at #2 and #3 on the chart, respectively.

Spain’s fiction list was topped by three books that have U.S. connections—George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice books are some of the bestselling fantasy books in the last decade (A Dance with Dragons has sold nearly 600,000 copies in the U.S. since its publication in 2011) and there’s been no bigger story in publishing than Fifty Shades of Grey. Spain’s #3, however, has yet to be published stateside, but that will change on September 11 when Hyperion releases The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Jonas Jonasson’s novel has sold over two million copies worldwide.



La sirène

The Drowning

Camilla Lackberg

Actes Sud

La liste de mes envies

My List of Desires

Grégoire Delacourt


Si c’était à refaire

If I Had to Do It Again

Marc Levy

Robert Laffront


L’âme du monde

The Soul of the World

Frédéric Lenoir


Le monarque, son fils, son fief

The Monarch, His Son, His Fief

Marie-Célie Guillaume

Ed. du Moment

Les Strauss-Kahn

The Strauss-Kahns

Raphaëlle Bacqué, Ariane Chemin

Albin Michel



Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem

Fenster stieg und verschwand

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out His Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

Carl’s Books

Bretonische Verhältnisse

Breton Relations

Jean-Luc Bannalec

Kiepenheuer & Witsch

Die unwahrscheinliche Pilgerreise des Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry

Rachel Joyce



Die Kunst des klaren Denkens

The Art of Precise Reasoning

Rolf Dobelli


Ziemlich beste Freunde

Sort Of Best Friends

Philippe Pozzo di Borgo


Schnelles Denken, langsames Denken

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman




Danza de dragones. Canción de hielo y fuego 5

A Dance with Dragons. A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5

George R.R. Martin


Cincuenta sombras de Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

E.L. James


El abuelo que saltó por la ventana y se largo

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out His Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson



Una mochila para el universe

A Backpack for the Universe

Elsa Punset




Ernesto Ekaizer


El arte de no amargarse la vida

The Art of Not Making Our Lives


Rafael Santandreu