French literary criticwd:Q16546037
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: literary critic, journalist
award received: Pierre Mocaër Prize
Daniel Yonnet (10 June 1933 – 9 November 2020) was a French literary critic, writer, and journalist. In 1982, he received the Prix Jean-Le-Duc alongside Pierre Schoendoerffer and Jean-François Chauvel for the film A Captain's Honor.
Yonnet was mobilized for the Algerian War, which inspired him to delve into journalism. He worked for Le Télégramme in Brest and Ouest-France. He became departmental director for Finistère with Ouest-France from 1973 to 1984 and director of the editorial staff in Cherbourg-Octeville. He also became a literary critic.
Yonnet was the author of several books on Brittany, including several in collaboration with photographer Michel Thersiquel. He was a member of the honorary committee of the International House of Poets and Writers Saint-Malo.
Daniel Yonnet died on 9 November 2020 at the age of 87.
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