Sorj Chalandon

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Sorj Chalandon
Sorj Chalandon in December 2008
Sorj Chalandon in December 2008
Born (1952-05-16) 16 May 1952 (age 66)
Tunis, French Protectorate of Tunisia
OccupationNovelist, journalist
Notable worksReturn to Killybegs
Notable awardsAlbert Londres Prize
Prix Médicis
Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française

Sorj Chalandon (born 16 May 1952 in Tunis) is a French writer and journalist.[1] From 1973 until 2007 he worked as a journalist on Libération where, among other things, he covered events in Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan. In 1988 he received the Albert Londres Prize for his articles on Northern Ireland and the Klaus Barbie trial.[2] Since then he has worked for the satirical-investigative newspaper Le Canard enchaîné.[1] His second novel, Une promesse (2006), won the Prix Médicis.[3] His 2011 novel Return to Killybegs won the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and was shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt.[4]


  • Le Petit Bonzi (2005)
  • Une promesse (2006)
  • My Traitor (Mon traître, 2008)
  • La Légende de nos pères (2009)
  • Return to Killybegs (Retour à Killybegs, 2011)
  • The Fourth Wall (Le Quatrième Mur, Prix Goncourt des Lycéens 2013)
  • Profession du père (2015)


  1. ^ a b "Sorj Chalandon, Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française". Le Point (in French). 28 October 2011. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  2. ^ "Sorj Chalandon quitte Libération". Le Nouvel Observateur (in French). 25 June 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  3. ^ Devarrieux, Claire (30 October 2006). "Sorj Chalandon, journaliste à "Libération", prix Médicis". Libération (in French). Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  4. ^ Mac Cormaic, Ruadhán (2 November 2011). "Novel about betraying republican wins award". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2 November 2011.