Grégoire Bouillier was born in Algeria on 22 July 1960, but has spent his entire life in Paris. He used to be a painter, office worker and journalist, writing articles to literary magazines, eventually becoming deputy editor-in-chief of the Science et Vie journal. Some critics view his works as self-fiction; however, the author himself claims that he merely reports on the surrounding reality through the prism of his own life, as this is what he has access to. He made his debut at the age of 40 with the book Rapport sur moi (Allia, 2002) , for which he received the highly coveted Prix de Flore. Soon, he followed it up with more releases: L'Invité mystère, Cap Canaveral (Allia, 2004, 2008) and the two-volume series Le dossier M (Flammarion, 2017, 2018). He also wrote a socially engaged book Charlot déprime; Un rêve de Charlot on the Gillets Jaunes movement (Librio, 2019). His latest novel Le cœur ne cède pas was nominated for the Goncourt Prize in 2022. In the same year it was also distinguished with the Polish Goncourt Prize. The book, translated by Elżbieta Janota, will be released in Poland on 13 October as Serce nie ustaje in the Collection Nouvelle series (Wydawnictwo Nowe). Grégoire Bouillier’s books have been translated into English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Arabic.
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Wednesday, 25 October
Sign out of life. A meeting with Grégoire Bouillier
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