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Érik Orsenna (novelist)

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Who is Érik Orsenna?

érik Orsenna a.k.a. Érik Orsenna is the pen-name of Érik Arnoult, a French politician and novelist. After studying philosophy and political science at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, Orsenna specialized in economics at the London School of Economics. He was a close collaborator of François Mitterrand and held several government positions in the 1980s and 1990s. He is a member of the Conseil d'État, having been appointed in 1985. He was elected to the Académie française on 28 May 1998. For Voyage au pays du coton he received the second prize of the Lettre Ulysses Award in 2006.

  • also known as Erik Orsenna, Érik Arnoult, Érik Arnoult
  • born on (67 years ago) in Paris
  • nationality: France
  • education: London School of Economics and Political Science
  • profession: Politician, novelist
  • written works: "Madame Bâ", "Portrait of the Gulf Stream: In Praise of Currents", "La Grammaire Est Une Chanson Douce", "Voyage aux pays du coton", "Rochefort et la Corderie royale", "Deux étés", "Villes d'eaux", "Loyola's blues", "Kerdalo", "Inselsommer", "Tantos Anos", "History of the world in nine guitars", "Grammar is a gentle, sweet song", "La chanson de Charles Quint", "La Historia del Mundo En Nueve Guitarras", "La Vie comme à Lausanne", "Grand amour", "L'exposition coloniale", "Dos Veranos", "Una Dama Africana", "Love and empire", "Portait d'un homme heureux", "Une comédie française", "La Exposicion Colonial", "La Isla De Las Palabras", "Les chevaliers du Subjonctif", "Mésaventures du paradis"
  • TV series: "Thalassa"
  • film written: Indochine
  • award: - Prix Goncourt - "L'exposition coloniale"

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