Embracing the Wide Sky is French bestseller

The French version of Daniel Tammet’s Embracing the Wide Sky ,which he translated himself, has sold more than 60,000 copies in hardcover, making it one of the country’s bestselling books of 2009.

Daniel was invited to an award ceremony in Paris where he met several acamediciens, famous francophone novelists, and the former President Jacques Chirac . You can see a photo here: http://www.lexpress.fr/culture/livre/les-best-sellers-de-l-annee-2009-reunis-au-fouquet-s_857556.html (he’s top right)