Olivier Jacquemond

French novelist

1980   -  

country of citizenship: France
language of expression: French
educated at: Paris Diderot University
occupation: writer, research fellow, poet

Olivier Jacquemond is a French novelist, essayist and poet, born in Paris in 1980.His novel, New York Fantasy, was published by Mercure de France (part of the Éditions Gallimard publishing group) in 2009. The protagonist is a young Frenchman who comes to New York. Jacquemond says that he wrote "a novel about 9/11 that never speaks directly about 9/11".He is also the author of two collections of poetry ("Toit, Twin Towers" (Le Regard du texte, 2008) and "Blanchatre" (Centre Vendôme pour les Arts plastiques, 2003), and a series of essays ("The Three Secrets", published by Sens & Tonka 2004, 2006), and a novel called "Acrylique" (Sens + Tonka, 2002, also published in Italian ). The French daily Le Figaro noted that "Jacquemond's writing works because it is sincere, a style that finds the right distance between melancholy and lucidity."Jacquemond has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Paris (L'Université Paris 7) on the subject of friendship and was a visiting researcher at Columbia University in New York. He currently writes and teaches in Paris.
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