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Daniel Rondeau

French diplomat and writer

1948   -  

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: writer, journalist, diplomat
award received: Knight of the Legion of Honour, Prix des Deux Magots, Eugène Dabit populist novel award, Grand prix de littérature Paul-Morand, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎
position held: Permanent Delegates of France to UNESCO, French Ambassador to Malta, seat 8 of the Académie française

Daniel Rondeau (born 7 May 1948) is a French writer, editor, and diplomat. Born in Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, he studied law at Panthéon-Assas where the spirit of May 68 saw him embrace Maoism and join the proletariat by working from 1970 to 1974 in a factory in Nancy making insulation. He worked for France Inter's Nord-Est radio station from 1977, before moving to Paris, where he worked for the newspapers Libération (1982–1985) Le Nouvel Observateur (1985–1998) and L'Express (1998–2007). He was French ambassador to Malta (2008–2011) and to UNESCO (2011–2013). He has written fiction, reportage, literary criticism and political commentary, and for his oeuvre won the Grand prix de littérature Paul-Morand in 1998. After unsuccessfully standing for election to the Académie Française in 2011 and 2016, he was elected to seat 8 in 2019.
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works

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Alexandrie

book by Daniel Rondeau

author: Daniel Rondeau

1997

Camus ou les Promesses de la vie

book by Daniel Rondeau

author: Daniel Rondeau

2005

Mécaniques du chaos

roman de Daniel Rondeau

author: Daniel Rondeau

2017

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