Tonino Benacquista (born in Choisy-le-Roi on 1 September 1961) is an award-winning French crime fiction author, comics writer, and screenwriter. He wrote the novel Malavita (Badfellas for 2010 English translation), which was later adapted into a film by Relativity Media and EuropaCorp titled The Family; it was released on September 13, 2013, in North America.
- 1992 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for La Commedia des ratés
- 1998 Angoulême International Comics Festival René Goscinny award for L'Outremangeur; Grand prix des lectrices de Elle for Saga, Éditions Gallimard
- 2001 César Award for Best Writing for Sur mes lèvres, shared with Jacques Audiard.
- 2005 César Award for Best Writing – Adapted, for The Beat That My Heart Skipped, shared with Jacques Audiard
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