Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (2925 words)

Elena Ciocoiu (Université de Paris IV Sorbonne)
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Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt is one of the most successful contemporary French-language writers: in 2001 he was awarded the Grand Prix du Théâtre de l’Académie Française for his entire activity, and in 2008 he was awarded the Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle for Concerto à la mémoire d’un ange [Concerto in Memory of an Angel]. In 2012 he became a member of the Académie royale de langue et de littératures françaises de Belgique. Born in France in 1960, Schmitt became a Belgian citizen in 2008. A prolific author of plays, novels and short stories, translated into 43 languages and studied in more and more schools and colleges at present, he is appreciated for his humanist, life-affirming world view, in s…

Citation: Ciocoiu, Elena. "Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 May 2015 [, accessed 20 June 2021.]

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