Fred Vargas


Born
in Paris, France
June 07, 1957

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Fred Vargas is the pseudonym of the French historian, archaeologist and writer Frédérique Audoin-Rouzeau (often mistakenly spelled "Audouin-Rouzeau"). She is the daughter of Philippe Audoin(-Rouzeau), a surrealist writer who was close to André Breton, and the sister of the historian Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, a noted specialist of the First World War who inspired her the character of Lucien Devernois.

Archeo-zoologist and historian by trade, she undertook a project on the epidemiology of the Black Death and bubonic plague, the result of which was a scientific work published in 2003 and still considered definitive in this research area: Les chemins de la peste : Le rat la puce et l'homme (Pest Roads).

As a novelist, Fred Vargas writes mostly cri
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“L'idée de commencer l'avait toujours beaucoup plus séduit que celle de continuer.”
Fred Vargas, The Three Evangelists

“Danglard, vous croyez toujours que je ne fous rien sous prétexte que je ne fous rien.”
Fred Vargas, Coule la Seine

“Les adultes-enfants m'ennuient, ce sont des cannibales. Ils ne sont propres qu'à se nourrir de la vitalité des autres. Ils ne se perçoivent pas. Et parce qu'ils ne se perçoivent pas, ils ne peuvent pas vivre, et ne sont rien d'autre qu'avides, du regard ou du sang de quelques autres.”
Fred Vargas, L'homme aux cercles bleus

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