Author

Jean-Claude Izzo

French writer (1945-2000)

1945   -   2000

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: journalist, politician, poet, writer, screenwriter
award received: Trophées 813, Prix Sang d'encre

Jean-Claude Izzo (Marseille 20 June 1945 – Marseille 26 January 2000) was a French poet, playwright, screenwriter, and novelist who achieved sudden fame in the mid-1990s with the publication of his three neo-noir crime novels Total Chaos, Chourmo, and Solea (widely known as the Marseilles Trilogy), featuring as protagonist ex-cop Fabio Montale, and set in the author's native city of Marseille. All have been translated into English by Howard Curtis.Jean-Claude Izzo was born on 20 June 1945 in Marseille, France. His father was an Italian immigrant from Castel San Giorgio (Province of Salerno) and his maternal grandfather was a Spanish immigrant. He excelled in school and spent much of his time at his desk writing stories and poems. But because of his "immigrant" status, he was forced into a technical school where he was taught how to operate a lathe. In 1963, he began work in a bookstore. He also actively campaigned on behalf of Pax Christi, a Catholic peace movement. In 1964, he was called up for military duty in Toulon and Djibouti. He worked for the military newspaper as a photographer and journalist.
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Series

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Works

7

Le Soleil des mourants

book by Jean-Claude Izzo

author: Jean-Claude Izzo

1999

Total chaos

book by Jean-Claude Izzo

author: Jean-Claude Izzo

1995

Les Marins perdus

book by Jean-Claude Izzo

author: Jean-Claude Izzo

1997

Chourmo

book by Jean-Claude Izzo

author: Jean-Claude Izzo

1996

Solea

novel by Jean-Claude Izzo

author: Jean-Claude Izzo

1998

Méditerranées

author: Jean-Claude Izzo

Fabio Montale

author: Jean-Claude Izzo

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