Following studies in philosophy and comparative literature, Patrick Deville started travelling extensively at the age of twenty-five in Algeria, Nigeria, Morocco and Cuba, where he also taught, and later in South and Central America. He published his first novel, Cordon Bleu, in 1987. He has by now published ten other novels, including Kampuchéa, voted the best French novel of 2011 by Lire magazine, and Peste et cholera ( Plague and Cholera), a fictitious biography of the scientist who identified the plague, which won three major prizes: the Fémina, the Prix du roman Fnac, and the Prix des prix littéraires, in 2012. In 1996, Deville created the prize for young Latin American literature and the magazine “Meet” (Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs) in Saint-Nazaire, which he directs. His works have been translated into some dozen languages.
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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