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Michel Tournier

French writer

1924   -   2016

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: University of Tübingen, University of Paris
occupation: writer, translator, novelist, children's writer, author
award received: Prix Goncourt, Order of Merit of Baden-Württemberg, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, Goethe Medal

Michel Tournier (French: [tuʁnje]; 19 December 1924 − 18 January 2016) was a French writer. He won awards such as the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1967 for Friday, or, The Other Island and the Prix Goncourt for The Erl-King in 1970. His inspirations included traditional German culture, Catholicism and the philosophies of Gaston Bachelard. He resided in Choisel and was a member of the Académie Goncourt. His autobiography has been translated and published as The Wind Spirit (Beacon Press, 1988). He was on occasion in contention for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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works

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Le Coq de bruyère

book by Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1978

Eléazar ou la Source et le Buisson

livre de Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1996

Gaspard, Melchior et Balthazar

livre de Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1980

Gilles et Jeanne

livre de Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1983

La Fugue du Petit Poucet

book by Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1979

The Golden Droplet

novel by Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1985

Célébrations

book by Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1999

Le Miroir des idées

book by Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1994

Le Médianoche amoureux

book by Michel Tournier

author: Michel Tournier

1989

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