Kids Run the Show


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$26.00  $24.18
Europa Editions
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5.5 X 8.4 X 1.2 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Delphine de Vigan has published several novels, a number of which were nominated and won major literary prizes in France, including the Prix Goncourt, Prix Goncourt des lycéens, Prix Renaudot, Prix de Libraires, Prix du roman Fnac and Gran prix de lectrices de Elle. She lives in Paris.

Alison Anderson's translations for Europa Editions include novels by Sélim Nassib, Amélie Nothomb, and Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. She is the translator of Muriel Barbery's New York Times bestseller, The Elegance of the Hedgehog.


★ "An intelligent and affecting look at the void that lurks inside our social media fantasies of domestic bliss."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"A scathing tale for a social media era."--Sophia June, NYLON, November 2023's Must-Read Book Releases

"Tackles the complexities of influencer culture assiduously and and sharp."--Claudia Rowan, The Telegraph (UK)

"De Vigan has written a blistering critique of influencer culture, the erasure of privacy, and the exploitation of children."--Molly Odintz, CrimeReads

"I inhaled this unsettling literary thriller."--The Bookseller (Editors' Choice)

"A scathing criticism about privacy, social media, and parental rights."--Elisa Shoenberger, Book Riot

"Blending suspense and social commentary, de Vigan's tale offers various perspectives on social media and its constructs of reality."--Booklist

"One of France's foremost contemporary novelists, de Vigan returns here with a cautionary tale about social media and the monetising of our every move."--Stephanie Cross, The Daily Mail

"Kids Run the Show is a razor-sharp exploration of social media through the lens of influencer culture, penned by a talented writer."--Chris Haigh, Set the Tape

"Following a social media star and a petite cop linked in a tragic kidnapping, Delphine de Vigan's Kids Run The Show is spooky and wry, haunting and detached, bleak but chic. I loved it."--Anna Dorn, author of Exalted

"A thrilling story about children exposed to social media by their parents from a young age."--La Croix

"Delphine de Vigan plunges her reader into the fascinating and brutal world of influencers."--Le Figaro

"A captivating thriller reminiscent of The Truman Show." --ELLE