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Jean-Paul Dubois

French writer

1950   -  

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
languages spoken, written or signed: French
occupation: journalist, writer, novelist, screenwriter
award received: Prix Femina, Prix Goncourt, Prix de l'Humour noir, Prix France Télévisions, Prix du roman Fnac, prix Alexandre-Vialatte

Jean-Paul Dubois (born 1950 in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne) is a French journalist and author. He won the Prix Goncourt in 2019 for Tous les hommes n'habitent pas le monde de la même façon ("All Men Do Not Inhabit This World in the Same Way"), a novel told from the perspective of a prisoner looking back on life. The jury compared Dubois to John Irving and William Boyd, who wrote books that were both popular and critical successes. He is the author of several novels and travel pieces, and is a reporter for Le Nouvel Observateur. His novel, Une vie française, published in French in 2004 and in English in 2007, is a saga of the French baby boom generation, from the idealism of the 1960s to the consumerism of the 1990s. The French version of the novel won the Prix Femina.
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