Virginie Despentes

French writer and film director

1969   -  

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
occupation: translator, film director, novelist, screenwriter, writer
award received: Prix Renaudot, Lambda Literary Award, Landerneau Prize, La Coupole prize, prix Virilo, Prix de Flore, Prix littéraire Saint-Valentin, prix Trop Virilo

Virginie Despentes (French: [depɑ̃t]; born 13 June 1969) is a French writer, novelist, and filmmaker. Her work is an inventory of youth marginalization; it participates to the sexual revolution lived by Generation X and to the acclimation of pornography in public spaces through new communication techniques. With a transgressive exploration of obscenity's limits, as a novelist or a film-maker she proposes social critique and an antidote to the new moral order. Her characters deal with misery and injustice, self-violence such as drug addiction, or violence towards others such rape or terrorism, violences she also had suffered from. She is one of the most popular French authors from this era. She was named a member of the Académie Goncourt on January 5, 2016.
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works

11

King Kong Theory

book by Virginie Despentes

author: Virginie Despentes

2006

Bye bye Blondie

livre de Virginie Despentes

author: Virginie Despentes

2004

Apocalypse Baby

roman de Virginie Despentes

author: Virginie Despentes

2010

Les Chiennes savantes

roman van Virginie Despentes

author: Virginie Despentes

1996

Les Jolies Choses

roman van Virginie Despentes

author: Virginie Despentes

1998

Teen Spirit

novel by Virginie Despentes

author: Virginie Despentes

2002

Mordre au travers

book by Virginie Despentes

author: Virginie Despentes

1999

Trois étoiles

stripalbum uit onbekende serie

author: Virginie Despentes

2002

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