Pierre Lemaitre

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Pierre Lemaitre
Pierre Lemaitre - Salon du livre de Paris - 23 mars 2014
Pierre Lemaitre - Salon du livre de Paris - 23 mars 2014
Born (1951-04-19) April 19, 1951 (age 67)
Paris, France
OccupationAuthor, screenplay writer
NationalityFrench
Period2006–present
GenreFiction, thriller, mystery, History
Notable works

Pierre Lemaitre (born 19 April 1951 in Paris) is a Prix Goncourt-winning French author and a screenwriter, internationally renowned for the crime novels featuring the fictional character Commandant Camille Verhœven.

His first novel to be translated into English, Alex,[1] is a translation of the French book of the same title,[2] it jointly won the CWA International Dagger for best translated crime novel of 2013.[1][3]

In November 2013, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize, for Au revoir là-haut (published in English as The Great Swindle), an epic about World War I.[4] His novels Camille and The Great Swindle won the CWA International Dagger in 2015 and 2016 respectively.[5][6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Camille Verhœven series
    • 2006 – Travail soigné; English translation: Irene by Frank Wynne, 2014
    • 2011 – Alex; English translation: Alex by Frank Wynne, 2013
    • 2011 – Les Grands Moyens (reissued as Rosy & John, 2013)
    • 2012 – Sacrifices; English translation: Camille by Frank Wynne, 2015
  • Between the Wars Trilogy
    • 2013 – Au revoir là-haut; English translation: The Great Swindle by Frank Wynne, 2015
    • 2018 – Couleurs de l'incendie (Paris: Albin Michel)
  • Other Novels
    • 2009 – Robe de marié; English translation: Blood Wedding by Frank Wynne, 2016
    • 2010 – Cadres noirs; English translation: Inhuman Resources by Sam Gordon, 2018
    • 2016 – Trois jours et une vie; English translation: Three Days and a Life by Frank Wynne, 2017

Personal life[edit]

Pierre Lemaitre worked as a teacher in literature and now devotes his time writing novels and screenplays.[7]

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Travail soigné
    • 2006 Prix du premier roman du festival de Cognac, Travail soigné
    • 2009 Prix des lectrices Confidentielles, Travail soigné
    • 2009 Prix Sang d'encre et Prix des lecteurs Goutte de Sang d'encre, Vienne, Travail soigné
    • 2009 Prix du polar francophone de Montigny les Cormeilles, Travail soigné
  • Cadres noirs
    • 2010 Prix Le Point du polar européen, Cadres noirs
  • Alex
  • Au revoir là-haut
    • 2013 Prix des libraires de Nancy Le Point, Au revoir là-haut
    • 2013 Roman français préféré des libraires à la Rentrée, Au revoir là-haut
    • 2013 Prix Goncourt, Au revoir là-haut[4]
    • 2016 CWA International Dagger, The Great Swindle (translated by Frank Wynne)[6]
  • Camille
    • 2015 CWA International Dagger, Camille (translated by Frank Wynne)

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lemaître, Pierre. Alex, translated by Frank Wynne. London: MacLehose, 2013. ISBN 9780857051875 WorldCat
  2. ^ Lemaitre, Pierre. Alex. Paris: Librairie Générale Française, 2012. WorldCat
  3. ^ a b "CWA International Dagger shared". Crime Writers' Association. 15 July 2013. Archived from the original on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "France's top literary prize goes to Pierre Lemaitre". France24. 4 November 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  5. ^ International 2015 Winners Archive, thecwa.co.uk
  6. ^ a b "The Great Swindle — The Crime Writers' Association". thecwa.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  7. ^ http://maclehosepress.com/book/Alex-by-Pierre-Lemaitre-ISBN_9781782060796#.VtFO6lJNBOo

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