"Another winter of war and survival demands sacrifices...Food is in short supply and the cold is unbearable. In a tantalising menage-a-trois between a Professor, his assistant, and a student, only the books bear witness to their plight. Human Rites is a provocative play that questions our natural instincts and asks how far we are prepared to go in order to survive. "
Belgian writer Amelie Nothomb is the award-winning author of thirteen novels. She has been celebrated in France since her first novel, Hygiene de l'assassin, became an instant hit in 1992. Stupeur et tremblements won the Grand Prix of the Academie Francaise and Robert des noms propres has sold over 250,000 copies in France. Human Rites is her first play.