2016 Winner Grand Prize (Top Honor), Pacific Rim Book Festival for 'The Novelist'
2016 Winner Best General Fiction, Pacific Rim Book Festival for 'The Novelist'
2016 Winner Best Anthology, Amsterdam Book Festival for 'The Literary Anthology'
2016 Winner Best Compilations/Anthologies, Beach Book Festival for 'The Literary Anthology'
2016 Winner Honorable Mention, San Francisco Book Festival for 'Addiction'
2015 Winner Honorable Mention, New England Book Festival, Best How-to 'A Guide For The New Novelist'
2015 Winner Hollywood Book Festival Awards for Best Sequel 'Second Cut'
2015 Winner Honorable Mention, San Francisco Book Festival, Best Gay Fiction 'The Suffering'
2015 Winner Honorable Mention, Southern California Book Festival, Best Compilations/Anthologies, 'The Kristina Melina Omnibus: First Kill, Second Cut, Third Victim'
2014 Winner of the Paris Book Festival Awards - Best eBook 'The Girl From France'
2014 Winner Gold #1Global Ebook Awards for Best Multicultural Fiction 'The Girl From France'
2014 Winner eLit Bronze Award for Best Multicultural Fiction 'Better Dead Than Never'
2014 Winner Honorable Mention, Reader's Favorite, Best Mystery 'Better Dead Than Never'
2014 Nominee Reader's Favorite Best Chick Lit 'Better Dead Than Never'
2014 Nominee Reader's Favorite Best Mystery Sleuth 'Better Dead Than Never'
2007 Finalist Best New Crime Fiction, Crime Writers Association of Australia for 'Better Dead Than Never'
Laurent Boulanger is a novelist and scriptwriter. He writes both literary novels and genre fiction. His literary novels include 'The Research', 'Addiction' and 'The Girl From France', winner of the 2014 Paris Book Festival Awards for 'Best E-book' in all categories (all genres, five languages) and the 2014 eBook Award (#1 Gold) for 'Best Multicultural Fiction'.
His literary novel 'The Novelist' won the Grand Prize (Top Honor) and the Best General Fiction at the 2016 Pacific Rim Book Festival. The feature film version is currently in development.
His genre novels include 'The Intern' (suspense thriller), 'First Kill', 'Second Cut', 'Third Victim' and 'Better Dead Than Never' (crime). First Kill won a Tom Howard Best Mystery Honourable Mention. Second Cut (original published as 'Deadly Deeds' under the pseudonym Kathryn Patterson) won the 2015 Hollywood Book Festival Award for Best Sequel. His crime novel 'Better Dead Than Never' was a finalist (short-listed) at the Crime Writer's Association of Australia (CWWA) 2007 Ned Kelly Awards for Best First Crime Novel, which made it one of the top 4 best crime novels from new authors released in Australia that year. The e-Book version won the 2014 eLit Bronze Award for Best Multicultural Fiction, and the 2014 Readers' Favorite Honorable Mention Award for 'Best Mystery'. It was also nominated for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards for 'Best Chick Lit' and 'Best Mystery Sleuth'.
His novel The Suffering (originally published as 'The Girlfriend' under the pseudonym Amy Abelli) won an Honorable Mention at the 2015 San Francisco Book Festival for Best Gay Fiction. The French-language feature film version titled 'La Souffrance' is currently in post-production from a screenplay written and directed by Laurent Boulanger and featuring 2013 Miss Australia Universe Finalist Roxanne Fernandez in the lead role.
'The Katrina Melina Omnibus: First Kill, Second Cut, Third Victim' won an Honorable Mention at the 2015 Southern California Book Festival for Best Compilations/Anthologies.
'The Literary Anthology' won the Best Compilations/Anthologies at the 2016 Beach Book Festival and the 2016 Amsterdam Book Festival.
'Addiction' won Honorable Mention at the 2016 San Francisco Book Festival.
'A Guide For The New Novelist - advice and common sense for the fiction writer' won an Honorable Mention at the 2015 New England Book Festival in the Best How-to category.
His science-fiction short story 'Outpatient' was included in 'Dying For It: Tales of Sex and Death' and published by Thunder Mouth Press (Perseus Book Group, New York).
His short story 'My Father's Last Breath' was originally published in Toasted Cheese Literary Journal, vol. 6 no. 3 in September 2006. It was selected for that month as the Editor's Pick (Billard). Part of the story is used in the novel 'The Girl From France'.
His literary novel 'The Research' was made into the feature film 'Six Lovers' (2012), featuring Cameron Daddo. He wrote the screenplay and directed the film.
Laurent has a Ph.D. in Writing and has taught in the postgraduate writing program (M.A. in Writing) at Swinburne University (Australia) since 2004 with a focus on Journalism, Scriptwriting and Script Adaptation.