Born in Paris in 1968 to Corsican parents, Jérôme Ferrari taught philosophy in Corsica, then in Algiers after receiving his agrégation at the Sorbonne. He currently teaches philosophy at the Lycée Français of Abu Dhabi, and is also a translator of Corsican into French. As a novelist, he won critical recognition with the publication of Un dieu un animal (2009, Prix Landerneau), followed by Où j’ai laissé mon âme (2010, Prix Roman France Télévisions, Grand Prix Poncetton), which was translated into English in 2012 ( Where I Left My Soul). In 2012, Ferrari was awarded the Prix Goncourt for Le Sermon sur la chute de Rome.
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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