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Nicolas Mathieu 2018

Nicolas Mathieu (born 2 June 1978, in Épinal) is a French author and winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 2018.[1]



His first novel is Aux animaux la guerre ("To Animals War"; 2014), a mystery/crime novel.[2] It was adapted to a 6-part France 3 television series in 2018.

His second novel, Leurs enfants après eux (2018) is about a group of young people in a fictional rural northeastern French town over the course of six years. The novel portrays the problems caused by deindustrialization.[1] It is being translated by William Rodarmor and due to be published in the United States in 2020 by Other Press.

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  1. ^ a b c "Nicolas Mathieu Wins Goncourt Prize for Work on France's Forgotten". The New York Times. 7 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ Éric Liblot, "Nicolas Mathieu sur la ligne noire des Vosges", L'Express, 17 April 2014
  3. ^ Hélène Abalo, Prix Erckmann-Chatrian 2014 à Nicolas Mathieu pour Aux animaux la guerre, 3.11.14, France 3 Lorraine
  4. ^ Annonce du classement, blog de Yann Plougastel

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