Mathias Énard

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Mathias Enard in 2010

Mathias Enard (born 1972) is a French novelist. He studied Persian and Arabic and spent long periods in the Middle East. He has lived in Barcelona for about fifteen years, interrupted in 2013 by a writing residency in Berlin. He won several awards for Zone, including the Prix du Livre Inter and the Prix Décembre, and won the Prix Goncourt/Le Choix de l’Orient, the Prix littéraire de la Porte Dorée (fr), and the Prix du Roman-News for Rue des Voleurs (Street of Thieves). He won the 2015 Prix Goncourt for Boussole (Compass).

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  3. ^ Chad Post (April 7, 2015). "2015 Best Translated Book Award Fiction Longlist (Fiction)". Three Percent. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Ken Willsher (November 3, 2015). "France's top literary prize awarded to Mathias Énard". The Guardian. Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
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  6. ^ "The Man Booker International Prize 2017 Longlist Announced". Man Booker International Prize 2017. March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ Mathias Enard Vince il Premio Von Rezzori 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding". City of Leipzig. Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c Back cover of La Perfection du tir, éditions Actes Sud, 2003.