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Monk, Ian

Works: 108 works in 200 publications in 2 languages and 4,681 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  War stories  Feminist fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Interviewee, Publishing director, Narrator
Classifications: PQ2676.E525, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ian Monk
In his arms : a novel by Camille Laurens( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to seduce the psychiatrist who has become the latest object of her affections, Camille reveals her sexual and psychological secrets to him by sharing the stories of her relationships with the men in her life
Empire of the wolves : a novel by Jean-Christophe Grangé( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the bathroom one day, Anna discovers that her entire face has been smashed and remade. Meanwhile, back at the police, an idealistic young inspector named Paul and an old flic named Schiffer are on the trail of a serial killer who is butchering redheaded Turkish girls with an intimate ferocity As they bumble through the Turkish quarter, the pair begins to suspect that the true culprit may be the Grey Wolves, an elite organization of Turkish guerrillas whose ties to both right-wing politicians and organized crime scare any potential witnesses. The Turks seem to be looking for a redheaded woman who double-crossed them
Write to kill by Daniel Pennac( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Things are never simple for Malaussène and his extended family of misfits and chancers," and this continues as "Queen Zabo, the redoubtable doyenne of publishing ... [convinces him] to impersonate the world's best-loved, but hitherto anonymous author, J.L.B."--Jacket
The messenger : a novel by Yannick Haenel( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelized biography about a Polish diplomat, who served as a courier for the Polish underground, visited the Warsaw Ghetto, and conveyed a message to the allies' top officials about Hitler's plan to rid Europe of Jews
The first fingerprint by Xavier-Marie Bonnot( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a prehistoric underwater cavern off the coast of Marseilles are the first human engravings known to man. Among them is a crude drawing of a three-fingered hand, which has long puzzled archaeologists. Is is a hunting signal? A mystic sign invoking the spirits?"--BOOK COVER
Three by Perec by Georges Perec( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passion fruit by Daniel Pennac( )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Married on Saturday, Therese dumped her husband and returned home on Monday. Then someone torched her caravan and the person inside it, and at about the same time her jilted husband was found dead at the bottom of the stairwell in his Paris apartment. Therese is arrested on suspicion of murder
The scapegoat by Daniel Pennac( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a public relations man in a department store in Paris whose job is to mollify angry customers. Benjamin Malaussene is doing splendid work until the store is bombed and people die, whereupon he becomes a suspect
Monsieur Malaussène : roman by Daniel Pennac( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'humour. Roman policier (énigme)
The fairy gunmother by Daniel Pennac( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A policeman on a mission of mercy is shot dead at point-blank range by a sweet granny on a frosty morning. The neighbourhood, Paris's bubbling Belleville quarter, is already in uproar, because half a dozen other grannies have been found with their shrivelled throats slit. Into this tense situation stumbles Benjamin Malaussene, with his overly complicated life: his multitude of dependant siblings, their fecund and scatty mother, his stinking epileptic dog, Julius, and his journalist lover Julie, who would dearly like to keep all these complications to a minimum. Benjamin's unusual profession - that of a scapegoat in a publishing house - makes him the ideal person to be framed for just about everything, and he is. Meanwhile, two policemen are putting their all into solving the case: Van Thian, a cop ingeniously disguised, and his cherubic partner Pastor. The criminal galaxy explodes (not to mention the Paris police force) when the anarchic worlds of Benjamin, Julie, Thian, Pastor and the whole of Belleville finally collide."--BOOK JACKET
The beast of the Camargue by Xavier-Marie Bonnot( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year in Tarascon, as they have done for centuries, the Knights of the Tarasque worship the effigy of a mythical beast. But the boundaries between myth and reality are blurred when a mutilated body is found at the foot of the effigy, apparently torn apart by gigantic teeth and claws. And at the same time an eerie voice is heard echoing across the nature reserve for migrating birds, singing in what sounds like the ancient Provencal language. Michel de Palma, from the Marseille murder squad - known as the Baron - is given the case
Bref séjour chez les vivants : roman by Marie Darrieussecq( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... The story of a mother and her three grow-up daughters. Jeanne, the eldest, has moved to Argentina with her husband; Anne lives alone in Paris, but is in the throes of an unhappy affair with a married man; and Nore, the youngest, is in her first year at university but still living at home. Although not close, all four women are drawn together by an incident from their past - a secret that the story only gradually reveals."--Jacket flap
Mathematics : (a novel) by Jacques Roubaud( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopting math as a career relatively late in his studies, Roubaud here narrates his difficulties both personal and pedagogical, while also investigating the role of mathematics in his life as a remedy to all the messiness of lived experience. I sought out arithmetic, he writes, to protect myself. But from what? At the time, I would probably have replied: from vagueness, from a lack of rigor, from literature. But mathematics also provide a refuge from human fears, and from coping, eventually, with tragedies like the death of his wife Alix
Architectural drawings of the eighteenth century = Les dessins d'architecture au XVIIIe siècle = I disegni di architettura nel Settecento by Daniel Rabreau( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le dessin d'architecture au XVIIIe siècle connaît une grande diversité et atteint une perfection qui lui donnent quasiment son indépendance par rapport à l'art de construire. Les fonds de dessins où sont puisées les images de ce livre (Paris, Rome ...) permettent de suivre l'évolution stylistique de la création architecturale dans les tous les domaines : religieux, habitat, art des jardins
The sextine chapel by Hervé Le Tellier( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>An interconnected series of playful stories on the expected and unexpected pleasures of sexual intimacy.</div>
A thousand pearls (for a thousand pennies) by Hervé Le Tellier( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... This delightful book offers a thousand answers to the question, 'What are you thinking?' (Or, as translator Ian Monk puts it: 'Penny for them?') The answers are spontaneous, revealing, ominous, insignificant, grotesque, amusing, lecherous, tragic, and trivial by turns, and lovable in their cheerful imperfection."--Page 4 of cover
Le voyage d'hiver by Georges Perec( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, Georges Perec wrote a brief entertainment for a publisher's catalogue, and "The Winter Journey" quickly became his most frequently reprinted short story. Set on the eve of the Second World War, it recounts the discovery of a great literary masterpiece that conceals a scandalous secret at the heart of modern French literature ... The present volume includes, and then extends Perec's brief parable. Over two decades his fellow Oulipians have written twenty sequels to this tale, between 1992 and January of this year."--Page [4] of cover
New impressions of Africa = Nouvelles impressions d'Afrique by Raymond Roussel( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writings for the OuLiPo by Ian Monk( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minute-operas by Frédéric Forte( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In his arms : a novel
Alternative Names
Ian Monk Brits dichter

Ian Monk Writer

Sheykov Mikhail E. 1960-....

English (65)

French (5)

Empire of the wolves : a novelWrite to killThe messenger : a novelThe first fingerprintThree by PerecPassion fruitThe scapegoatMonsieur Malaussène : roman