Died in France, writer Michel Tournier

In the city of Choisy at the age of 91 years died the famous French writer Michel Tournier.

Tournier began working at «Radio France» as a journalist and translator, was leading the transfer of «Hour of French culture». In 1954, works in advertisement for Europe 1. Also collaborates with the newspaper «Le Monde» and «Figaro». In 1968, Lucien Clergue participates in the organization of the photographic festival in Arles.

In 1967, inspired by the work of Daniel Defoe, he wrote his first novel «Friday or the limbo of the Pacific». The novel was awarded the Grand prize of the French Academy.

In 1970, receives the Prix Goncourt prize for his novel «the Forest king» (Le Roi des Aulnes, Ukr. Translation — 2011), which sold around 4 million copies. The novel was screened by Volker schlöndorff (the Ogre, 1996).

In 1971, publishes the novel «Friday or the wild life» (Vendredi ou la vie sauvage) is a simplified version of my first book. It is written for children, because, according to Tournier, if I read the book kids, it shows its value. The book was included in the school curriculum, it has sold 7 million copies and was translated into many languages.

In 1972 Tournier became a member of the Goncourt Academy. In 1975 he published his third novel, «Meteora», which tells about the lives of two twins, Jean and Paul.

We will remind, last year the philosopher and publicist Volodymyr Yermolenko published the book «Distant relatives», where he spoke about the life and works twelve historical figures, intellectuals and intellectuals from different times, in particular by Michel Tournier.

Died in France, writer Michel Tournier 20.01.2016

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