Guillaume Musso (The young girl and the night): Solitude, 'safeguards', success... the novelist opens up

While the event series 'The young girl and the night', adapted from a bestseller by Guillaume Musso, lands on France 2, the most read writer in France has revealed his writing secrets.

  Guillaume Musso (The Girl and the Night): Solitude,"garde-fous", succès... le romancier se livre

Event series adapted from a bestseller by Guillaume Musso , The Girl and the Night lands from October 17, 2022 on France 2. On the program: six 52-minute episodes and a prestigious international cast . With guest stars Grégory Fitoussi (seen in gears) , Shemss Audat (the Jade d' Such a big sun), British comedian Ioann Gruffudd, Ukrainian actress Ivanna Sakhno, sublime French Vahina Giocante, Irish actress Dervia Kirwan and Ruper Graves and Salomé Gunnarsdottir will also play the main roles. The series is based on the novel The Girl and the Night , published in 2018 by Calmann-Lévy and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide, translated into 36 languages. This is the first time that a novel by Guillaume Musso has been adapted for television.

What is the series about?

Filmed in the fall of 2021 in Nice and the Antibes region, the series adaptation of Guillaume Musso's thriller follows the journey of Fanny, Thomas and Maxime, three once inseparable friends who have never spoken to each other since the disappearance of Vinca one winter night 1996. As in the novel, the series which thus begins in 1996, with the disappearance of the young girl in a prestigious campus frozen under the snow before reuniting with the three friends 25 years later, promises a thrilling story full of twists and turns.

Guillaume Musso, the secret recipe for his success

Good news for those who would like to immerse themselves in the work of Guillaume Musso after having devoured the mini-series broadcast on France 2, Angelic the 20th novel by the most widely read author in France, published last September, is already at the top of sales. And when the writer was asked a few years ago about the recipe for his success by the site Progress , He answered : ' A novel is not an apple pie recipe that you make over and over again. Experience is useful when you start writing, but there is no experience to find ideas, a spark, to have a desire and therefore it is vital to keep a freshness (...) this pleasure of saying I am going to play with the reader. My only rule is to write at the moment T, as far as I can, the novel that I would like to read as a reader. '

Guillaume Musso, victim of the loneliness of the writer?

When you ask the most widely read author in France - a title he disputes with other bookstore stars like Marc Lévy - if he sometimes feels victim of the writer's loneliness, Guillaume Musso confesses, not only does he feel it but for him it is essential to creation. ' It's part of the way and you have to put safeguards in place so that you don't stay away from real life and other people for too long. I force myself to have schedules. I have never worked at home. My home is reserved for family life and I write in an office. I've always had places that are places to write “, could we read in the columns of the Progress .