Philippe Claudel


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in Dombasle-sur-Meurthe, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France
February 02, 1962

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Philippe Claudel is a French writer and film director.
His most famous work to date is the novel " Les Âmes Grises " - " Grey Souls ", which won the prix Renaudot award in France, was shortlisted for the American Gumshoe Award, and won Sweden's Martin Beck Award. In addition to his writing, Philippe Claudel is a Professor of Literature at the University of Nancy.

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La petite fille de Monsieur...

4.01 avg rating — 5,726 ratings — published 2005 — 60 editions
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Brodeck

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Grey Souls

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3.76 avg rating — 3,218 ratings — published 2003 — 70 editions
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The Investigation

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Alles waar ik spijt van heb

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3.57 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1999 — 12 editions
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L'Archipel du Chien

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L'Arbre du pays Toraja

3.63 avg rating — 423 ratings — published 2016 — 20 editions
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Zonder mij

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Rivier van vergetelheid

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Le Café de l'Excelsior

3.70 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2002 — 3 editions
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“It's always been difficult for me to speak and express my innermost thoughts. I prefer to write. When I sit down and write, words grow very docile, they come and feed out of my hand like little birds, and I can do almost what I want with them; whereas when I try to marshal them in open air, they fly away from me.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

“...In the end, there's no sort of difference between dying from ignorance and dying under the feet of thousands of men who have regained their freedom. You close your eyes, and then there's nothing anymore. And death is never difficult. It requires neither a hero nor a slave. It eats what it's served.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

“Saintliness is very odd. When people encounter it, they often take it for something else, something completely unlike it: indifference, mockery, scheming, coldness, insolence, perhaps even contempt. But they're mistaken, and that makes them furious. They commit an awful crime. This is doubtless the reason why most saints end up as martyrs.”
Philippe Claudel, Brodeck

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