Jonathan Littell


Born
in New York City, The United States
October 10, 1967

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A bi-lingual (English / French) writer living in Barcelona. He is a dual citizen of the United States and France and is of Jewish background. His first novel written in French, Les Bienveillantes , won two major French awards.

His father is the writer Robert Littell, also resident in France and who authored numerous spy novels.

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The Kindly Ones

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Bad Voltage

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Tchéténie, An III

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The Invisible Enemy

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The Kindly Ones Part B

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“If you were born in a country or at a time not only when nobody comes to kill your wife and your children, but also nobody comes to ask you to kill the wives and children of others, then render thanks to God and go in peace. But always keep this thought in mind: you might be luckier than I, but you’re not a better person.”
Jonathan Littell, The Kindly Ones

“I have remained someone who believes that the only things indispensable to human life are air, food, drink and excretion, and the search for truth. The rest is optional.”
Jonathan Littell, The Kindly Ones

“So what's the most atrocious thing you've seen?" He waved his hand: "Man, of course!”
Jonathan Littell, The Kindly Ones

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