Delphine de Vigan

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Delphine de Vigan
Delphine de Vigan-Nancy 2011.jpg
In Nancy, 2011
Born (1966-03-01) 1 March 1966 (age 52)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Pen name Lou Delvig
Occupation Novelist
Language French
Nationality French
Period 2001–present
Notable works No and Me
Nothing Holds Back the Night
Notable awards Prix des libraires (2009)
Partner François Busnel
Children 2

Delphine de Vigan (born 1 March 1966) is an award-winning French novelist.

Life and career[edit]

De Vigan wrote her first four novels by night while working at a public opinion firm in Alfortville by day. Her first published work, Jours sans faim (2001), was published under the pseudonym Lou Delvig, although since then she has written under her own name.[1]

Her breakthrough work was No et moi (2007), which won the Rotary International Prize in 2009 as well as France's prestigious Prix des libraires. The novel was translated into twenty languages and a film adaptation was released in 2010 (No et moi directed by Zabou Breitman).[2] Following the book's success, she became a full-time professional writer.

In 2011, her novel Rien ne s'oppose à la nuit ("Nothing holds back the night"), which deals with a family coping with a woman's bipolar disorder, won another clutch of French literary prizes, including the prix du roman Fnac, the prix Roman France Télévisions, the Grand prix des lectrices de Elle, and the Prix Renaudot des lycéens.[3]



  • Jours sans faim, Éditions Grasset, 2001 (under the pseudonym Lou Delvig)
  • Les Jolis Garçons, JC Lattès, 2005
  • Un soir de décembre, Jean-Claude Lattès, 2005
  • No et moi, Jean-Claude Lattès, 2007 (No and me, Bloomsbury 2010)
  • Sous le manteau, Flammarion, 2008 (contributor)
  • Les Heures souterraines, Jean-Claude Lattès, 2009 (Underground Time, Bloomsbury 2011)
  • Rien ne s'oppose à la nuit, Jean-Claude Lattès, 2011 (Nothing Holds Back the Night, Bloomsbury 2014)
  • D'après une histoire vraie, Jean-Claude Lattès, 2015 (Based on a True Story, Bloomsbury 2017)
  • Les Loyautés, Jean-Claude Lattès, 2018