Jean-Claude Izzo

Jean-Claude Izzo shot to international fame in the 1990’s as the author of the now legendary ‘Marseilles Trilogy’ of thrillers (Total Chaos, Chourmo and Solea, published in English translation by Arcadia Books). His distinctive brand of vivid, pacy crime writing has captured the imaginations of readers the world over, encapsulating Marseilles’ simmering issues of race, politics, organized crime and big business, and igniting a whole genre of ‘Marseille Noir.’ Before his death in 2001, Izzo also earned a reputation as a formidable short story writer with the collection Vivre Fatigue.

Anthologies featuring Jean-Claude Izzo

ReBerth: Stories from Cities on the Edge

Featuring short stories by twelve acclaimed writers from the Cities on the Edge, ReBerth explores these landscapes of change - the social tensions, the scars of war and economic decline, the attempts at regeneration, and the startling and sometimes unsavoury secrets of how these cities’ inhabitants thrive and survive.