François Bon

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François Bon
Francois-bon-oct-2015-2-2.jpg
François Bon in October 2015 (selfportrait available on his website).
Born 22 May 1953
Luçon, France
Occupation novelist, playwright, translator
Nationality French
Genre novel, theatre, traduction
Website
www.tierslivre.net

François Bon, born on 22 May 1953 in Luçon, is a French writer and translator.[1]

Work[edit]

François Bon published his first novel in 1982, Sortie d'usine. He then earned a creative residency at the Villa Médicis in 1984, and is since working in the literary field, as a writer, translator, performer or publisher. François Bon has written essays, novels, radio programs, poetry as well as theatre or children's literature.

In 2010, he began a serie of translations of novels and essays from American author H.P Lovecraft, for which he created a website, The Lovecraft Monument.[2]

He also works with underprivileged people or young students in writing workshops. Since 2013, he teaches creative writing at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Arts of Cergy-Pontoise (France).[3]

To this day, none of his books are traduced in English.

Contribution to web literature[edit]

François Bon created in 1997 one of the first website entirely about literature : remue.net,[4] that evolved into tierslivre.net[5] and became his primary creative platform. His interest for literary creation on and for the Internet led him to work on a project about digital photography, tumulte.net, a website that turned into a book, Tumulte, published in 2006.

François Bon then participated in symposiums and panels, where he discussed the relations between literature and digital evolutions. He launched a platform for digital edition, Publie.net (2008-2013) and published an essay about the digital mutations of the book, Après le livre (2011).

In 2016, François Bon created his own publishing house, Tiers Livre Editeurs, in complement of his weblog.

Distinctions[edit]

  • 1984-1985 : resident at the Villa Médicis.
  • 1987-1988 : laureate of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Berliner Künstlerprogramm).
  • 1991 : laureate of the Bosch Fondation (Stuttgart).
  • 1992 : awarded the Prix Paul Vaillant-Couturier for L'Enterrement.
  • 1992 : awarded the Prix du livre en Poitou-Charentes for L’Enterrement.
  • 1993 : awarded the Prix Télérama for Dans la ville invisible.
  • 2000 : awarded the Prix France Culture / revue Urbanisme "La ville à lire" for Paysage fer.
  • 2002 : awarded the Prix Louis-Guilloux for Mécanique.
  • 2002 : awarded the Prix d'automne de la Société des gens de Lettre for Rolling Stones.
  • 2004 : awarded the Prix Wepler for Daewoo.
  • 2015 : Mission Stendhal (Lovecraft archives in Providence).

Bibliography[edit]

Romans et récits[edit]

  • Sortie d'usine, Paris, Minuit, 1982
  • Limite, Paris, Minuit, 1985
  • Le Crime de Buzon, Paris, Minuit, 1986
  • Décor ciment, Paris, Minuit, 1988
  • Calvaire des chiens, Paris, Minuit, 1990
  • L'Enterrement, Lagrasse, Verdier, 1991
  • Temps machine, Lagrasse, Verdier, 1992
  • Un fait divers, Paris, Minuit, 1994
  • C'était toute une vie, Lagrasse, Verdier, 1995
  • Parking, Paris, Minuit, 1996
  • Voleurs de feu - Les vies singulières des poètes, illustrated by François Place, Paris, Hatier, 1996
  • Prison, Lagrasse, Verdier, 1997
  • Impatience, Paris, Minuit, 1998
  • Tous les mots sont adultes, method for writing workshops, Paris, Fayard, 2000
  • Paysage fer, Lagrasse, Verdier, 2000
  • 15021, photos of Jérôme Schlomoff, Coaraze, L'Amourier éditions, 2000
  • Mécanique, Lagrasse, Verdier, 2001
  • Daewoo, Paris, Fayard, 2004
  • Tumulte, Paris, Fayard, 2006
  • L'Incendie du Hilton, Paris, Albin Michel, 2009

Children's and youth's literature[edit]

  • Dans la ville invisible, Paris, Gallimard Jeunesse, 1993
  • 30, rue de la Poste, Paris, Seuil Jeunesse, 1996
  • Autoroute, Paris, Seuil Jeunesse, 1998

Essays and biographies[edit]

  • La Folie Rabelais, Paris, Minuit, 1990
  • François Place, illustrateur, Paris, Casterman, 1994
  • Dehors est la ville, essay about Edward Hopper, Paris, Flohic, 1998
  • Pour Koltès, Besançon, Solitaires Intempestifs, 2000
  • Rolling Stones, une biographie, Paris, Fayard, 2002
  • Bob Dylan, une biographie, Paris, Albin Michel, 2007
  • Rock'n roll, un portrait de Led Zeppelin, Paris, Albin Michel, 2008
  • Billancourt, with photos from Antoine Stéphani, Paris, Cercle d'art, 2004
  • Petit Palais, with photos from Antoine Stéphani, Paris, Cercle d'art, 2005
  • Après le livre, Paris, Seuil, 2011
  • Autobiographie des objets, Paris, Seuil, 2012
  • Proust est une fiction, Paris, Seuil, 2013
  • Fragments du dedans, Paris, Grasset, 2014

Theatre plays[edit]

  • Quatre avec le mort, Paris, Verdier, 2002
  • Quoi faire de son chien mort, Besançon, Solitaires intempestifs, 2004
  • Dialogue avec ta mort, Tiers Livre éditeur, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harang, Jean-Baptiste (1996). "Parking - Reviews". Libération. Retrieved 2007-10-26. Et cet ultime garage, aménagé en studio où François Bon écrit sous l'orage d'une musique forte, la nuit (and this last garage, where François Bon writes under the storm of some heavy music, at night). 
  2. ^ "François Bon, sur les pas de Lovecraft". France Culture (in French). Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  3. ^ "François Bon - Words Without Borders". Words Without Borders. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  4. ^ "remue.net". www.remue.net. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 
  5. ^ "le tiers livre, web & littérature". www.tierslivre.net. Retrieved 2016-11-01. 

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