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Jérôme Ferrari

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Jérôme Ferrari, 2010

Jérôme Ferrari (born 1968 in Paris) is a French writer and translator. He won the 2012 Prix Goncourt for his novel Le Sermon sur la chute de Rome ("The Sermon on the Fall of Rome").

Ferrari has lived in Corsica and taught philosophy at the Lycée international Alexandre-Dumas in Algiers for several years, then at the Lycée Fesch of Ajaccio.

Currently, he is professor of philosophy at the French School of Abu Dhabi.

Several of his novels have been translated into English, including Where I Left My Soul (2012), which is "set in the mid-1950s during the Algerian war, looking backwards to the second world war and the French defeat in Indochina, and forwards to the collapse in 1958 of the Fourth Republic."[1]

Most recently, his novel In His Own Image was published in English translation by Europa Editions.


  • 2018 A son image (English translation: In His Own Image, 2022)
  • 2015 Le Principe (English translation: The Principle, 2016)
  • 2012 Le Sermon sur la chute de Rome (English translation: The Sermon on the Fall of Rome, 2014)
  • 2010 Où j'ai laissé mon âme (English translation: Where I Left My Soul, 2012)
  • 2009 Un dieu un animal
  • 2008 Balco Atlantico (English translation: Balco Atlantico, 2019)
  • 2007 Dans le secret
  • 2002 Aleph zéro

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Steven Poole (2 November 2012). "Where I Left My Soul by Jérôme Ferrari – review". The Guardian. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Le Goncourt pour Jérôme Ferrari". Livres hebdo (in French). November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix Poncetton de la SGDL". prix-litteraires.net (in French). Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "En enfer, où sont le bien et le mal ?". Le Soir (in French). November 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 31, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "Le prix Landerneau revient à Jérôme Ferrar". Livres hebdo (in French). June 3, 2009. Archived from the original on August 1, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2012.