Éric Vuillard

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Éric Vuillard in 2009

Éric Vuillard (4 May 1968, Lyon) is a French writer and film director.[1] He has made two films, L'homme qui marche and Mateo Falcone, the latter based on a story by Prosper Merimee. He is the author of Conquistadors (2009) which won the Prix de l'inaperçu in 2010. He won the Prix Goncourt in 2017 for L'Ordre du jour.[2][3]

His other works include:

  • La bataille d'Occident (Franz-Hessel-Preis 2012, Prix Littéraire Valery Larbaud 2013)
  • Congo (Franz-Hessel-Preis 2012, Valery-Larbaud Prize 2013)
  • Tristesse de la terre (Joseph-Kessel Prize 2015)
  • L'Ordre du jour (Prix Goncourt 2017)
    • The Order of the Day, English translation by Mark Polizzotti, Other Press, 2018, ISBN 978-1590519691 (Albertine Prize shortlist 2019)[4]

Tristesse de la terre has been translated into English under the title Sorrow of the Earth.


  1. ^ Bio
  2. ^ "Le prix Goncourt récompense Eric Vuillard pour " L'Ordre du jour "". Le Monde (in French).
  3. ^ Cristina Burack (November 6, 2017). "Eric Vuillard wins Prix Goncourt for best work of French literature 2017". DW. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "Meet the Shortlisted Writers for the 2019 Albertine Prize". Literary Hub. 2019-04-03. Retrieved 2019-04-03.