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Jonathan Littell

American-French writer

1967   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America, France
native language: French
educated at: Yale University
occupation: writer, translator, science fiction writer
award received: Prix Goncourt, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française

Jonathan Littell (born 10 October 1967) is a writer living in Barcelona. He grew up in France and the United States and is a citizen of both countries. After acquiring his bachelor's degree he worked for a humanitarian organisation for nine years, leaving his job in 2001 in order to concentrate on writing. His first novel written in French, The Kindly Ones (2006; Les Bienveillantes), won two major French awards, including the Prix Goncourt and the Prix de l'Académie française.
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