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François Sureau

François Sureau
Born (1957-09-19) 19 September 1957 (age 66)
Nationality (legal)French
EducationLycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
Alma materSciences Po, ÉNA
Known forMember of the Académie Française

François Sureau (born 19 September 1957) is a French writer, lawyer and technocrat. He was born in the 14th arrondissement of Paris[1] and educated at the École nationale d'administration (ENA). He is a co-founder and co-director of the French Review of Economics. He is also the founding president of the Association Pierre Claver which assists refugees and displaced persons who have arrived in France. He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Commentary.

Sureau has won a number of prizes for his literary works. These include La Corruption du siècle, winner of the Prix Colette in 1988; L'Infortune, winner of the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1990; Le Sphinx de Darwin, winner of the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle in 1997; and Les Alexandrins which won the Prix Méditerranée in 2003.

On 15 October 2020, he was elected as a member of the Académie Française (seat 24).[2]


  • La Corruption du siècle, 1988, Prix Colette
  • L'Infortune, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française, 1990
  • L'Aile de nos chimères, 1993
  • Les hommes n'en sauront rien, 1995
  • Le Sphinx de Darwin, 1997
  • Lambert Pacha, 1998
  • Les Alexandrins, Prix Méditerranée, 2003
  • L'Indépendance à l'épreuve
  • La Chanson de Passavant, 2005
  • L'Obéissance, 2006
  • Inigo. Portrait, 2010
  • Sans Bruit Sans Trace, 2011
  • Le Chemin des Morts, 2013
  • Surs les Bords de Tout, 2016
  • Je ne pense plus voyager. La mort de Charles de Foucauld, 2016


  1. ^ "Minibio on Gallimard page". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  2. ^ François Sureau élu à l'Académie française on Le Figaro
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