Hervé Le Tellier
(born in 1957) is a French writer, linguist and one of the presidents of the OuLiPo international literary group. Author of numerous collections of poetry, short stories, travel accounts, erotica, essays, plays, and novels. Regular contributor to the Le Monde daily, where he runs a satirical column. Le Tellier began his career as a science journalist and joined OuLiPo in 1992. He started being recognised as a writer in 1998, after releasing Les amnésiques n'ont rien vécu d'inoubliable. Seven of his books have been translated into English, including Assez parlé d'amour (2009) and La Chapelle sextine (2011). In 2020, the writer won the most prestigious literary contest in France, the Goncourt Prize, which he received for his 8th novel – L'Anomalie (2020), touted by critics as a perverse combination of logic and absurdity in both form and content. It tells the story of the aftermath of a mysterious Paris-New York flight and combines many literary genres.