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country of citizenship: Greece
language of expression: French, Modern Greek
educated at: Lille school of journalism - École supérieure de journalisme de Lille
occupation: writer, journalist, film director, screenwriter
award received: Prix Médicis, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, Prix de la langue française, prix Alexandre-Vialatte, prix Charles-Exbrayat, prix Albert-Camus, prix Édouard-Glissant
Vassilis Alexakis (Greek: Βασίλης Αλεξάκης; 25 December 1943 – 11 January 2021) was a Greek-French writer and self-translator of numerous novels in Greek, his mother tongue, and French.
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