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Daniel Pennac


Born
in Casablanca, Morocco
December 01, 1944

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Daniel Pennac (real name Daniel Pennacchioni) is a French writer. He received the Prix Renaudot in 2007 for his essay Chagrin d'école.

After studying in Nice he became a teacher. He began to write for children and then wrote his book series "La Saga Malaussène", that tells the story of Benjamin Malaussène, a scapegoat, and his family in Belleville, Paris.

His writing style can be humorous and imaginative like in "La Saga Malaussène", but he has also written essays, such as "Comme un roman", a pedagogic essay."La Débauche", written jointly with Jacques Tardi, treats the topic of unemployment, revealing his social preoccupations.
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Au bonheur des ogres

4.01 avg rating — 11,284 ratings — published 1985 — 54 editions
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Comme un roman

3.96 avg rating — 10,177 ratings — published 1992 — 78 editions
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La fata carabina

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4.11 avg rating — 7,249 ratings — published 1987 — 44 editions
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La Petite Marchande de prose

4.20 avg rating — 5,746 ratings — published 1990 — 35 editions
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Monsieur Malaussène

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4.15 avg rating — 4,323 ratings — published 1995 — 27 editions
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Chagrin d'école

3.59 avg rating — 4,910 ratings — published 2007 — 53 editions
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L'Œil du loup

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Storia di un corpo

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Aux fruits de la passion

3.95 avg rating — 2,644 ratings — published 1999 — 21 editions
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Messieurs les enfants

3.78 avg rating — 2,370 ratings — published 1997 — 26 editions
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“Reader's Bill of Rights

1. The right to not read

2. The right to skip pages

3. The right to not finish

4. The right to reread

5. The right to read anything

6. The right to escapism

7. The right to read anywhere

8. The right to browse

9. The right to read out loud

10. The right to not defend your tastes”
Daniel Pennac

“A well-chosen book saves you from everything, including yourself.”
Daniel Pennac, The Rights of the Reader

“Time spent reading, like time spent loving, increases our lifetime. ”
Daniel Pennac, Better than Life

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