Pierre Michon

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Pierre Michon (photo © Bertini)

Pierre Michon (born 28 March 1945, Châtelus-le-Marcheix, Creuse) is a French writer. His first novel, Small lives (1984), is widely regarded as a genuine masterpiece in contemporary French literature.[citation needed] He has won several prizes for Small lives and for The Origin of the World (1996) as well as for his body of work. His novels and stories have been translated into German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Polish, Serbian, Czech, Norwegian and English.

Works[edit]

  • 1984: Small Lives (Vies minuscules).
    • Translated by Jody Gladding and Elizabeth Deshays for Archipelago Books, 2008.
  • 1988: Life of Joseph Roulin (Vie de Joseph Roulin).
    • Translated by Wyatt Mason for Mercury House and included in Masters and Servants, 1997.
  • 1997: L'empereur d'Occident.
  • 1990: Masters and Servants (Maîtres et serviteurs).
    • Translated by Wyatt Mason for Mercury House, 1997.
  • 1991: Rimbaud the Son (Rimbaud le fils).
    • Translated by Jody Gladding and Elizabeth Deshays for Yale University Press, 2013.
  • 1996: The Origin of the World (La Grande Beune).
    • Translated by Wyatt Mason for Mercury House, 2002.
  • 1996: The King of the Wood (Le roi du bois).
    • Translated by Wyatt Mason for Mercury House and included in Masters and Servants, 1997.
  • 1997: Trois auteurs.
  • 1997: Winter Mythologies (Mythologies d'hiver).
    • Translated by Ann Jefferson for Yale University Press, 2017.
  • 2002: Abbots (Abbés).
    • Translated by Ann Jefferson for Yale University Press, 2017.
  • 2002: Corps du roi.
  • 2007: Le roi vient quand il veut : propos sur la littérature.
  • 2009: The Eleven (Les Onze).
    • Translated by Jody Gladding and Elizabeth Deshays for Archipelago Books, 2013.

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