Jean-Marie Gourio (born 1956) is a French novelist, humorist and screenwriter. He was born in Nérac, Lot-et-Garonne. He won early fame for his column Brèves de comptoir, published in the satirical magazine Hara-Kiri. Compilations of the columns were published annually, and even adapted for the stage.
Gourio has written several novels, starting with his debut novel Autopsie d’un nain (1987). His 1998 novel Chut! was widely praised and won several literary prizes. Source: Wikipedia (en)