Baroness Fabienne Claire Nothomb (French pronunciation: [fabjɛn klɛʁ nɔtɔ̃b]), better known by her pen name Amélie Nothomb (French: [ameli nɔtɔ̃b]), is a Belgian Francophone novelist. Part of her childhood was spent in Asia. A prolific author, since the publication of her first novel Hygiene and the Assassin in 1992, at the age of twenty-six, she has published a book a year. Her novels are among the top literary sales and have been translated into several languages. She is a Commander of the Order of the Crown and has had the title of Baroness bestowed upon her by King Philippe of Belgium. Her novel Fear and Trembling won the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1999, and in 2015 she was elected to the Royal Academy of French Language and Literature in Belgium.
- July 9, 1966