Didier Daeninckx

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Didier Daeninckx at the Fête de l'Humanité in 2006

Didier Daeninckx (born 27 April 1949 in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis) is a French author and left-wing politician of Belgian descent, best known for his romans noirs.[1] He frequently uses fictional settings to transport social critique; his writings are characterized by a sobering social realism. An anti-fascist, he has also written on the Alsace Soviet Republic, on eugenicist Alexis Carrel, on Holocaust denial, etc.

In his book Le Goût de la vérité (1996), he accuses the Ras l'front cofounder Gilles Perrault of being "fascist".

In July 2001, the left-wing weekly Politis denounced Daeninckx as "using Stalin's methods".

He contributes to the website amnistia.net[2] in which wrote many former members of Red Brigades (such as Enrico Porsia or Corrado Balocco).

Daeninckx won the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle (2012) for L'Espoir en contrebande.

Works Translated into English[edit]


  1. ^ Par (2008-10-30). "Aubervilliers mon amour - - Bibliobs". Bibliobs.nouvelobs.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-01-11.
  3. ^ Didier Daeninckx (21 October 2015). "Murder in Memoriam". Melville House Books.
  4. ^ Didier Daeninckx (21 January 2015). "A Very Profitable War". Melville House Books.