FIL Literary Prize bestowed by the Civil Association Prize for Literature in Romance Languages
Emmanuel Carrère (Paris, 1957) is one of France’s most acclaimed writers. His prolific, versatile and broad body of work spans diverse creative terrain, from writing to producing, and screenwriting for film and television. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His non-fiction novels give literary form to the events that happen around him. In his works ranging from biographies, reporting and autofiction, he has developed a unique style that has made him into one of today’s most-read and influential authors. Several of his books have been made into films, and in 2005 he directed the cinematographic adaptation of his novel The Mustache (1986). Throughout his career Carrère has received numerous awards, including the Renaudot, the Femina, the Duménil or the prize given out by the French newspaper, Le Monde. Some of his numerous works include: La classe de neige (1995), The Adversary (2000), A Russian Novel (2007), Lives Other than My Own(2009), Limonov (2011), The Kingdom (2014), and The Mustache (1986), mentioned above.