The Reader on the 6:27

Original title: Le liseur du 6h27

Author: Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul

Publication Date:

May 2014



Original language and publisher

The Reader on the 6:27

Original title: Le liseur du 6h27

Author: Didierlaurent, Jean-Paul

  • 2 Seas Represents: Danish, Dutch, World English, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish Rights.
  • Rights Sold: Denmark (Politikens), World English (MacMillan UK), Spain (Seix Barral), Italy (Rizzoli), Germany (DTV), Netherlands (Xander), Sweden (Norstedts), Finland (Tammi), Israel (Modan), Taiwan (Emily), Brazil (Intrinseca), Hungary (Magveto), Slovakia (Ikar), Czech Republic (Euromedia), Norway (Schibsted), Poland (Foksal), Korea (Kachisa), Catalan (Columna), Greece (Patakis), Russia (AST/Corpus), Quebec (Gallimard Edito), Portugal (Clube do Autor), Serbia (Laguna), Estonia (Tänapäev), Turkey (Can), Bulgaria (Era), Japan (HarperCollins), Ukraine (Vivat), Latvia (Zvaigzne), China (Imaginist)
  • Over 370,000 copies sold


When the passion of reading seizes the machine of solitude… An original and feel-good debut novel, which renders a generous reflection on human relationships and an ode to simple life, love and literature.

Discrete employee Guylain Vignolles works in the book pulping business and is in charge of a formidable machine that shreds unsold works. He leads a dull and lonely existence, steered by his commutes to the factory. Yet every morning on his way to work, in the suburbian train that departs at 6:27 AM, he reads a few pages he saved the day before from the iron teeth of the Zerstor 500. One day, Guylain discovers the texts of a mysterious woman, which will change the course of his life…


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The Netherlands (Xander Publishers), Finland (Tammi), UK (Mantle-MacMillan), Norway (Schibsted), Sweden (Norstedts Forlag), Denmark (Politikens Forlag)


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