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Laurent Binet

Laurent Binet
Born (1972-07-19) 19 July 1972 (age 51)
Paris, France
OccupationWriter, University lecturer
EducationLiterature
Alma materUniversity of Paris

Laurent Binet (born 19 July 1972) is a French writer and university lecturer. His work focuses on the modern political scene in France.

Biography

The son of a historian,[1] Laurent Binet was born in Paris. He graduated from the University of Paris with a degree in Literature. He spent four years singing and playing guitar with a rock band named Stalingrad.[2] He teaches French in a Paris suburb and also at the University of Saint-Denis.

Binet was awarded the 2010 Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman for his first novel, HHhH.[3] The novel recounts the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich in 1942.

In August 2012, Binet published Rien ne se passe comme prévu (Nothing goes as planned), a behind-the-scenes account of the successful presidential campaign of François Hollande, which Binet witnessed while embedded with Hollande's campaign staff. In 2015, he published his second novel, La septième fonction du langage, which was translated in 2017 as The Seventh Function of Language, a detective thriller dealing with a fictionalized account of Roland Barthes's death. In 2019, he published Civilizations, an alternative history novel about the conquest of Europe by Atahualpa. The novel was awarded the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 2019 and was published in English by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.[4] The English translation won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 2022.[5]

Works

Novels

  • HHhH (2010), Grasset, ISBN 978-2-246-76001-6
  • The Seventh Function of Language (La Septième Fonction du langage) (2015), Grasset, ISBN 978-2-24677601-7
  • Civilizations (2019), Grasset, ISBN 978-2-246-81309-5

Short stories

Non-fiction

Collective works

Adaptations

References

  1. ^ Valérie Trierweiler, October 18, 2010. "Laurent Binet, retour sur un succès", Paris Match
  2. ^ Grey, Tobias (18 August 2021). "How a French Novelist Turns the Tables on History". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Le prix Goncourt du premier roman attribué à Laurent Binet pour HHhH". Le Monde. March 2, 2010. Retrieved October 17, 2010.
  4. ^ "Civilizations".
  5. ^ "2022 Sidewise Award Winners". September 3, 2022. Retrieved October 23, 2022.
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