Pierre Assouline

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Pierre Assouline
Assouline in Strasbourg, April 2009
Assouline in Strasbourg, April 2009
Born (1953-04-17) 17 April 1953 (age 65)
Casablanca, Morocco
OccupationNovelist, essayist, biographer
Notable worksBiography of Hergé, Biography of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Lutetia
Notable awardsLe Prix Maison de la Presse (2005), Le Prix de la langue française (2007), Le prix Méditerranée (2011), Le prix littéraire Prince-Pierre-de-Monaco (2011)

Pierre Assouline (born 17 April 1953) is a writer and journalist. He was born in Casablanca, Morocco. He has published several novels and biographies, and also contributes articles for the print media and broadcasts for radio.

As a biographer, he has covered a diverse and eclectic range of subjects, including:

Several of these books have been translated into English and the Henri Cartier-Bresson biography has been translated into Chinese.

As a journalist, Assouline has worked for the leading French publications Lire and Le Nouvel Observateur. He also publishes a blog, “La république des livres.”


Assouline was the editor of La Révolution Wikipédia, a collection of essays by postgraduate journalism students under his supervision.[1] Assouline contributed the preface. [2]

On 7 January 2007, Assouline published a blog post criticizing the Wikipedia entry on the Dreyfus Affair.[3]