Jacques-Pierre Amette

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Jacques-Pierre Amette (born 1943 in Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, Calvados) is a French writer. In 2003 his novel Brecht's Mistress (French: La Maîtresse de Brecht) won the Prix Goncourt.[1] He has been a correspondent for The New York Times and a journalist for several French newspapers.


  • Exit (1981)
  • Les deux léopards (1997)
  • L'Homme du silence (1999)
  • Brecht's Mistress (2005 UK) / Brecht's Lover (2005 US) / La Maîtresse de Brecht (2003 FR)


  1. ^ Gelder, Lawrence Van (22 October 2003). "ARTS BRIEFING". The New York Times. p. 2. Retrieved 10 April 2011.