Philippe Claudel in Paris in March 2008.
Philippe Claudel (born 2 February 1962), is a French writer and film director. [1 ]
Claudel was born in
Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe-et-Moselle. In addition to his writing, Claudel is a Professor of Literature at the University of Nancy. [2 ]
He directed the 2008 film
( I've Loved You So Long Il y a longtemps que je t'aime). Much admired, it won the 2009 [3 ] BAFTA for the best film not in English. [4 ]
After studying in
Nancy, he remained there, and for eleven years worked as teacher in prisons. Contact with his students inspired short stories, novels and then screenplays. He has said that the experience made him give up his simple opinions about people, about guilt, about the necessity to judge others. "It's clear to me now that it would have been impossible for me to write a novel like Brodeck's Report or Grey Souls, to make a movie like I've Loved You So Long, if I hadn't been in jail." [5 ]
His best-known work to date is the novel
(Grey Souls), which won the Les Âmes grises Prix Renaudot in France, was shortlisted for the American Gumshoe Award, and won Sweden's Martin Beck Award. He won the 2003 Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle for Les petites mécaniques, and the 2010 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, for Brodeck’s Report, [6 ] ' his hallucinatory story – almost a dark fairy-tale in which [7 ] Kafka meets the Grimms – of an uneasy homecoming after wrenching tragedy." [8 ]
Quelques-uns des cent regrets: roman, Balland, 1999
Le Bruit des trousseaux (2002)
( Grey souls Les Âmes grises) (2003); Librairie générale française, 2006, ISBN 978-2-253-10908-2. Translator Adriana Hunter, Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Phoenix House, 2005, ISBN 978-0-297-84779-3. . Translator Hoyt Rogers. Knopf. 2006. By a slow river ; Random House Digital, Inc., 2007, ISBN 978-1-4000-7801-1
( Monsieur Linh and His Child La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh), Stock, 2005, ISBN 978-2-234-05774-6; Quercus, 2011, ISBN 978-1-906694-99-9
( Brodeck's Report Le Rapport de Brodeck) 2007. [9 ]
( The Investigator L'Enquête), Paris, Stock, 2010, 278 p., ISBN 978-2234065154; Doubleday, 2012, Translator John Cullen, ISBN 978-0-385-53534-2
, 2012, Paris, Stock, 224 p. ( Parfums ISBN 2234073251)
, 2008, with I've Loved You So Long Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein
, 2011, with Stefano Accorsi, Neri Marcorè, Lisa Cipriani, Clotilde Courau, Anouk Aimée Tous les soleils
, 2013, with Before the Winter Chill Kristin Scott Thomas, Daniel Auteuil and Leïla Bekhti
Adaptations [ edit ]
^ "Philippe Claudel – EVENE". Evene.fr . Retrieved 26 October 2010.
^ "French novelist follows inspirations wherever they lead". Deseret News. 2 July 2006 . Retrieved 26 October 2010.
^ The Independent, 14 May 2010
^ The Independent, Friday 14 May 2010, Review Section p.29
^ "Claudel and Brodeck". Granta Magazine. 30 June 2010 . Retrieved 26 October 2010.
^ "Philippe Claudel wins Independent Foreign Fiction Prize". The Independent. UK. 14 May 2010 . Retrieved 26 October 2010.
^ Boyd Tonkin, Reports of love in a landscape of fear, The Independent, 14 May 2010
^ "Philippe Claudel – Le Rapport de Brodeck | Incurable Logophilia". Incurablelogophilia.wordpress.com. 26 June 2009 . Retrieved 26 October 2010.
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