Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

Elena Ciocoiu (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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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 support of such values as tolerance and freedom. He frequently underlined the fact that…

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Citation: Ciocoiu, Elena. "Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 May 2015 [, accessed 18 July 2024.]

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