Antoine Volodine

Sam Gormley (Independent Scholar - Europe)
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Antoine Volodine (b.1949/50) is one of the most important figures in France’s contemporary literary landscape. Since the late 1980s, he has produced some of the most imaginative and ambitious fiction of the contemporary period, single-mindedly pursuing a unified literary project under the name of “post-exoticism”. A recipient of the Prix Médicis (2014), the Prix du Livre Inter (2000), and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (1987) among other distinctions, Volodine’s prestige as one of France’s foremost novelists is beyond doubt. His influence has slowly extended beyond France over the past decade, and recent English translations of several novels—notably those by Jeffrey Zuckerman and J.T. Mahany—have helped introduce Volodine to readerships in the UK and the USA. He…

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Citation: Gormley, Sam. "Antoine Volodine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 May 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14752, accessed 25 July 2024.]

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