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Pierre Lemaitre
French author

Pierre Lemaitre

Pierre Lemaitre
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Intro French author
Is Screenwriter Writer
From France
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 19 April 1951, Paris
Age 71 years
Residence Bagneux
Pierre Lemaitre
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Pierre Lemaitre (born 19 April 1951 in Paris) is a Prix Goncourt-winning French author and a screenwriter, internationally renowned for the crime novels featuring the fictional character Commandant Camille Verhœven.
His first novel to be translated into English, Alex, is a translation of the French book of the same title, it won the CWA International Dagger for best crime novel of 2013.
In November 2013, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize, for Au revoir là-haut, an epic about World War I.
The translation of another of his French novels, Camille won the CWA International Dagger in 2015.

Personal life

Pierre Lemaitre worked as a teacher in literature and now devotes his time writing novels and screenplays.

Awards and honours

  • Travail soigné
    • 2006 Prix du premier roman du festival de Cognac, Travail soigné
    • 2009 Prix des lectrices Confidentielles, Travail soigné
    • 2009 Prix Sang d'encre et Prix des lecteurs Goutte de Sang d'encre, Vienne, Travail soigné
    • 2009 Prix du polar francophone de Montigny les Cormeilles, Travail soigné
  • Cadres noirs
    • 2010 Prix Le Point du polar européen, Cadres noirs
  • Alex
    • 2012 Prix des lecteurs policier du Livre de poche, Alex
    • 2013 CWA International Dagger, Alex (translated by Frank Wynne)
  • Au revoir là-haut
    • 2013 Prix des libraires de Nancy Le Point, Au revoir là-haut
    • 2013 Roman français préféré des libraires à la Rentrée, Au revoir là-haut
    • 2013 Prix Goncourt, Au revoir là-haut
  • Camille
    • 2015 CWA International Dagger, Camille (translated by Frank Wynne)


  • 2017 : Au Revoir Là Haut directed by Albert Dupontel

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