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Fred Vargas

French writer

1957   -  

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: novelist, writer, archaeologist, historian, author
award received: Prix des libraires, CWA International Dagger, German Crime Fiction Award, Princess of Asturias Literary Prize

Fred Vargas is the pseudonym of Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau (born 7 June 1957), a French historian, archaeologist and novelist. As a historian and archeologist, she is known for her work on the Black Death. Her crime fiction policiers (police procedurals) have won three International Dagger Awards from the Crime Writers Association, for three successive novels: in 2006, 2008 and 2009. She is the first author to achieve such an honour. In each case, her translator into English was Siân Reynolds, who was also recognized by the international award.
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