Pierre Lemaitre

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Pierre Lemaitre
Pierre Lemaitre - Salon du livre de Paris - 23 mars 2014.JPG
Pierre Lemaitre - Salon du livre de Paris - 23 mars 2014
Born (1951-04-19) April 19, 1951 (age 66)
Paris, France
Occupation Author, Screenplay writer
Nationality French
Period 2006–present
Genre Fiction, 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 won the CWA International Dagger for best 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, an epic about World War I.[4] The translation of another of his French novels, Camille won the CWA International Dagger in 2015.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels

  • 2009 Robe de marié
  • 2010 Cadres noirs
  • 2013 Au revoir là-haut
  • 2016 Trois jours et une vie

Camille Verhœven series

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]
  • 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. 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. ^ "REVIEW : Irene by Pierre Lemaitre". Upcoming4.me. 3 March 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://maclehosepress.com/book/Alex-by-Pierre-Lemaitre-ISBN_9781782060796#.VtFO6lJNBOo

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