Yann Queffélec

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Yann Queffélec
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Yann Queféllec (2013)
Born (1949-09-04) September 4, 1949 (age 68)
Nationality French
Occupation Author
Known for Winner of Prix Goncourt
Notable work Les Noces barbares (1984)
Partner(s) Brigitte Engerer
Relatives Anne Queffélec
Awards Prix Goncourt in 1985

Yann Queffélec (born September 4, 1949 in Paris)[1] is a French author who won the Prix Goncourt in 1985 for his novel Les Noces barbares, translated into English as The Wedding.[2][3] He is the former husband of pianist Brigitte Engerer,[4] and the brother of musician Anne Queffélec.[5] Their father was the writer Henri Queffélec.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • Les Noces barbares (1984)
  • Osmose (2000)[6]
  • The Sea (2003): coauthor with photographer Philip Plisson and Eliane Georges.[7]


  1. ^ "J'ai tout pour plaire et tout pour déplaire". Evene.fr. 
  2. ^ Stuewe, Paul (9 December 1989). "Always willing to take on the powers that be". Toronto Star. 
  3. ^ Bernstein, Richard (1 May 1985). "Is it passé to be enagé?". New York Times. 
  4. ^ Lamy, Jean-Claud (31 July 2008). "Yann Queffélec: une gueule d'écrivain" (in French). Le Figaro. 
  5. ^ "Yann Queffélec : " Bartók est un peu Breton "". Nantes: Maville. 3 February 2007. 
  6. ^ Daniell, Steven (22 March 2001). "Osmose. (Fiction).(Review)". World Literature Today. 
  7. ^ Bowles, Philip (1 February 2003). "Article: Portrait of the sea". Geographical.