Patrick Deville

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Patrick Deville
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Born (1957-12-14) 14 December 1957 (age 57)
Saint-Brevin-les-Pins, Loire-Atlantique
Occupation writer
Language French
Nationality French
Alma mater University of Nantes

Patrick Deville (born 14 December 1957 in Saint-Brevin-les-Pins) is a French writer.


After studying comparative literature and philosophy at the University of Nantes, Patrick Deville lived in the 1980s in the Middle East, in Nigeria, in Algeria. In the 1990s, he regularly visited Cuba in Uruguay, Central America. He created in 1996, the "price of the young Latin American literature" and review Meet, the House foreign writers and translators of Saint-Nazaire, which is now the literary editor.

In 2011, Lire magazine editors selects Kampuchea best French novel of the year.

In 2012, his novel Plague and Cholera (life of the bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin) is one of the most prominent of the literary season, retained in almost all French prize finalists and receives the Fnac prize for the novel, and the Prix Femina.[1][2]

His books have been translated into a dozen languages.


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