Charles DANTZIG

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(Taber, France, 1961). Writer, translator and French essayist, who has also stood out in the Gasset publishing house as an editor and as a poet. He is the author of books translated in the whole world. Novels (Dans un avion pour Caracas, Grasset, 2011, Histoire de l’amour et de la haine, Grasset, 2015), poetry (La diva aux longs cils,  anthology, 2010). His essays have encountered a great success, particularly the Dictionnaire égoïste de la langue française (Grasset, 2005, five literary prizes including the Prix Décembre and the Prix de l’Essai de l’Académie Française). The youngest author to be published in the famous Collection Bouquins at Robert Laffont, he’s been awarded with the Grand Prix Jean Giono for his entire work.

An author of many texts about art, he has been in 2010 an associate curator for the inaugural exhibition of the Centre-Pompidou in Metz, in charge of the literary section, and has prefaced many catalogues, such as Masculin Masculin (Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 2013) and Oscar Wilde, l’impertinent absolu (Petit Palais, Paris, 2016). He is the producer of the radio program Personnages en personne on France Culture.

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