IBNA- A Persian translation of the debut novel of French writer Laurent Binet ‘HHhH’ (2010) on the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich in Prague during World War II has been published.
Winner of the 2010 Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman, ‘HHhH’: A Novel’ (Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich) or in English (Himmler’s Brain Is Called Heydrich) has been translated into Persian by Ahmad Parhizi. Mahi Publishing has released the book in 380 pages.
The novel follows the history of the operation and the lives of its protagonists—Reinhard Heydrich and his assassins Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš. However, it is also interlaced with the author's account of the process of researching and writing the book, his commentary about other literary and media treatments of the subject, and reflections about the extent to which the behavior of real people may of necessity be fictionalized in a historical novel.
‘HHhH’ was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, a Financial Times Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice as well.
Binet also published ‘Nothing goes as planned’ (Rien ne se passe comme prévu in August 2012, a behind-the-scenes account of the successful presidential campaign of François Hollande, which Binet witnessed while embedded with Hollande's campaign staff. In 2015, he published his second novel, La septième fonction du language, which was translated in 2017 as The Seventh Function of Language.