Marc Levy

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Marc Levy
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Marc Levy at the Salon du Livre 2011 in Geneva
Born (1961-10-16) 16 October 1961 (age 54)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Occupation Novelist
Genre Novel
Notable works If Only It Were True, Vous revoir,The First Day

Marc Levy (born 16 October 1961) is a French novelist.

Levy was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine. At the age of 18, he joined the French Red Cross where he spent six years. In parallel, he studied management and computers at Paris-Dauphine University.

In 1983, he created a company specializing in computer graphics in France and the United States. In 1989, he lost majority control of the group and resigned, starting again from scratch. He then co-founded an interior design and construction company with two friends; the company would become one of the first office architecture firms in France.


At thirty-seven, Marc Levy wrote a story for the man that his son would grow up to be. In early 1999, his sister, a screenwriter (now a film director), encouraged him to send the manuscript to Editions Robert Laffont, who immediately decided to publish If Only It Were True. Before it was published, Steven Spielberg (Dreamworks) acquired film rights to the novel. The movie, Just like Heaven, produced by Steven Spielberg, starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo, was a #1 box office hit in America in 2005.

After If Only It Were True, Marc Levy began writing full-time. All of his novels have hit the top of the best-seller list in France. They are also very successful internationally and are consistently on the bestseller list in several countries including Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Taiwan.


  • If Only It Were True, 2000 (adapted for film in 2005)
  • Finding You, 2001 (adapted for television in 2007)
  • Seven Days for an Eternity, 2003
  • In Another Life, 2004
  • If Only It Were True 2, 2005
  • London Mon Amour, 2006 (adapted for film in 2008)
  • Children of Freedom, 2007
  • All Those Things We Never Said, 2008.
  • The First Day, 2009
  • The First Night, 2009 (the sequel to The First Day)
  • The Shadow Thief, 2010
  • The Strange Journey of Mr. Daldry, 2011
  • Replay, 2012
  • Stronger than Fear, 2013
  • Another Idea of Happiness, 2014
  • Elle & Lui, 2015

Short Film[edit]

  • La Lettre de Nabila directed for Amnesty International, adapted from a short story he co-wrote with Sophie Fontanel.

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