Eugène Nicole is the author of a cycle of novels primarily based on his native archipelago of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, the sole French Territory in North America. It comprises L’Oeuvre des mers (1988), Les Larmes de pierre (1991), Le Caillou de l’Enfant-Perdu (1996). In 2004, the Éditions de L’Olivier/Le Seuil assembled these three books in an omnibus volume which comprised a new fourth part. The 2011 edition of L’Oeuvre des mers, in which a fifth book was added to the precedents, was awarded the Joseph Kessel Prize. The sixth volume, Les eaux territoriales, was published in september 2013. Eugène Nicole is also the author of Alaska (Editions de l’Olivier, 1997), à coups de pied-de-mouche (Le Bleu du ciel, 2011), and Le Démon rassembleur, to be published by P.O.L. in February 2014. A Proust scholar, Eugène Nicole is Professor of French at New York University where he teaches 20th century French literature.
Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume: Gérard Philipe; Je ne suis pas là; Le Fils perdu, co-author, La Vie culturelle dans la France occupée
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