Yann Moix

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Yann Moix
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BornMarch 31, 1968
Nevers, France
EducationUniversity of Reims Champagne-Ardenne
École supérieure de commerce de Reims
Sciences Po

Yann Moix (born 1968) is a French author, film director and television presenter. He is the author of ten novels, and the recipient of several literary prizes. He is the director of three films. He was a host of On n'est pas couché.

Early life[edit]

Yann Moix was born on March 31, 1968 in Nevers, France.[1][2] He earned a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, and he graduated from the École supérieure de commerce de Reims.[2] He subsequently graduated from Sciences Po.[2]


Moix is the author of several novels. He won the Prix Goncourt for debut novel as well as the Prix François Mauriac from the Académie française for Jubilations vers le ciel in 1996.[3][4] In 2013, he won the Prix Renaudot for Naissance.[3][5]

Moix directed three films, including Podium, based on one of his novels.[2] Since 2015, Moix has been a host on On n'est pas couché, a television program.[2] He also writes for the magazine La Règle du Jeu.[6]



  • Moix, Yann (1996). Jubilations vers le ciel. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246516712. OCLC 35175243.
  • Moix, Yann (1997). Les cimetières sont des champs de fleurs. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246534716. OCLC 40347901.
  • Moix, Yann (2000). Anissa Corto. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246606611. OCLC 45099790.
  • Moix, Yann (2002). Podium. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246628415. OCLC 50643292.
  • Moix, Yann (2004). Partouz. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246660910. OCLC 56489658.
  • Moix, Yann (2006). Panthéon. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246661016. OCLC 71274045.
  • Moix, Yann (2007). Mort et vie d'Edith Stein. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246732617. OCLC 190797030.
  • Moix, Yann (2010). La meute. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246770510. OCLC 549148313.
  • Moix, Yann (2013). Naissance. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246713210. OCLC 858316201.
  • Moix, Yann (2015). Une simple lettre d'amour. Paris: Grasset. ISBN 9782246857693. OCLC 908678167.


Poetry collection[edit]


  • Moix, Yann (2017). Re-Calais.[7][8]


In January 2019, Moix's comments about women over 50 caused outrage on social media in France. In an interview with the French edition of the women's magazine Marie Claire, Moix declared that women in their 50s were “invisible” to him and that he preferred "younger women's bodies." He further added that he preferred dating Asian women, particularly Koreans, Chinese and Japanese. [9]


  1. ^ "Moix, Yann (1968-....) forme internationale". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Yann Moix". Gala. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ a b Pivot, Bernard (April 26, 2015). "Yann Moix, l'infidélité avouée". Le Journal du Dimanche. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  4. ^ "Prix François Mauriac". Académie française. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  5. ^ Leyris, Raphaëlle (November 4, 2013). "Le prix Renaudot décerné à Yann Moix". Le Monde. Retrieved October 31, 2016.
  6. ^ Yann Moix, passé de Soral-Dieudonné-Blanrue à BHL, Cinquième Colonne, 27 novembre 2015.
  7. ^ https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/hauts-de-france/pas-calais/calais/calais-regardez-documentaire-yann-moix-question-migratoire-re-calais-1488981.html
  8. ^ http://lavdn.lavoixdunord.fr/390827/article/2018-06-05/le-film-de-yann-moix-sur-calais-et-les-migrants-sera-sur-arte-samedi
  9. ^ Willsher, Kim (2019-01-07). "French author, 50, says women over 50 are too old to love". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-01-08.

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