Guy Lagorce

Guy Lagorce (born 12 January 1937) in La Bachellerie (Dordogne) is a French journalist and writer, winner of the 1984 prix des libraires.


Guy Lagorce is a former French sprint international athlete (100m, 200m and member of the French team. He improved the national record of the 4 × 100 m in 1961 at Thonon with Genevay, Piquemal and Delecour in 39'9 and that of Europe in the 4 X 200m also in 1961 with the same compatriots sprinters. He has 13 team selections from France.

He then became a sports journalist and chief editor at L'Équipe, TF1, Le Figaro, Paris Match and L'Express.

In addition, as a writer, several films and TV films have been made on television and in films from his books, in particular by Jacques Ertaud and Yves Boisset.


  • 1972: La Fabuleuse Histoire des Jeux Olympiques, cowritten with Robert Parienté [fr], Minerva. ISBN 978-2-8307-0583-6 — Prix de l'Académie des Sports
  • 1975: Noblesse du sport, cowritten with Robert Parienté, illustrations by André Dunoyer de Segonzac and André Planson
  • 1976: Ne pleure pas, Éditions Grasset, ISBN 2246003008Prix Maison de la Presse
  • 1977: La Vitesse du vent, Éditions Julliard, ISBN 2260000835
  • 1979: Marie en plein soleil, France Loisir, ISBN 2724206711
  • 1980: La Raison des fous, Grasset, ISBN 2246250900
  • 1980: Les Héroïques, Éditions Gallimard, ISBN 2710308460Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle and prix Cazes
  • 1981: Les Carnassiers, Grasset, ISBN 2246249619
  • 1983: Le Train du soir, Grasset, ISBN 2246304512Prix des libraires
  • 1985: Rue des Victoires, Grasset, ISBN 2246352517
  • 1988: Fin de soirée, Grasset, ISBN 2246381118
  • 1992: Les Dieux provisoires, JC Lattès, ISBN 2709611147
  • 1994: Du vent sous la peau, JC Lattès, ISBN 2709613700
  • 1995: Peinture fraîche, JC Lattès, ISBN 2709616009
  • 1997: La Fine Équipe, JC Lattè, ISBN 978-2709617543
  • 1999: Quelqu'un de bien, Plon, ISBN 2259187382

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