Bernard Werber
- France
- Born 1961
- Published by Open Books since 1993
- 21 titles to date
- Most popular title: The Ants trilogy (Les fourmis)
- Latest release: Troisième humanité - Les micro-humains in 2014
 
Bernard Werber is a true phenomenon in Korea and Open Books' best-selling author. According to polls, he is one of the most beloved foreign writers in the Land of the Morning Calm.

His 1991 debut novel, The Ants (Les fourmis), was the #1 bestseller in Korea in 1993. The novels, stories and encyclopedias he has written since then are tremendously popular among young and adult readers alike. What his many Korean fans particularly enjoy is the unique blend of science, imagination and adventure in his stories and the fact that still today, Werber's "idea laboratory" continues to deliver surprising results at a pace of about one book a year.

Open Books' editions of Tree (L'arbre des possibles) and Butterfly (Le papillon des étoiles) feature illustrations by world-renowned French artist Moebius (Jean Giraud). The recently published edition of Paradis sur mesure features illustrations by five of the most talented Korean artists, a mix of well-established names and emerging talents. Werber's play Nos amis les humains was staged in a Seoul theater in Summer 2010, starring well-known local actors.

The author has paid several visits to Korea since the 1990s to greet his fans, meet the press and mesmerize the audience during lectures at universities. In May 2010, he was in Seoul as a special guest of the Seoul International Book Fair. In November 2013, he came to Seoul and Paju Book City to celebrate 20 years of success in Korea, promote his new series Third Humanity (Troisième humanité) as well as the launching of the Bernard Werber e-book app.

Works by Bernard Werber in translation from Open Books (with year of publication of the Korean edition)
Les fourmis Trilogy (1993~1997)
Les Thanatonautes (1994)
L'encyclopédie du savoir relatif et absolu (1996)
Le livre du voyage (1998)
Le père de nos pères (1999)
L'empire des anges (2000)
L'ultime secret (2002)
L'arbre des possibles (2003)
Nos amis les humains (2004)
Le papillon des étoiles(2007)
Les Dieux Trilogy (2008~2009)
Paradis sur mesure (2010)
Le miroir de Cassandre (2010)
La nouvelle encyclopédie du savoir relatif et absolu (2011)
Le rire du Cyclope (2012)
Troisième humanité (2013)
Troisième humanité - Les micro-humains (2014)
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