Pierre Lemaitre


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in Paris, France
April 19, 1956

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Pierre Lemaitre is a French novelist and screenwriter. He is internationally renowned for the crime novels featuring the fictional character Commandant Camille Verhœven.

His first novel that was translated into English, Alex, is a translation of the French book with the same title, it jointly won the CWA International Dagger for best translated crime novel of 2013.

In November 2013, he was awarded the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary prize, for Au revoir là-haut (published in English as The Great Swindle), an epic about World War I. His novels Camille and The Great Swindle won the CWA International Dagger in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
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Average rating: 3.97 · 56,135 ratings · 7,610 reviews · 36 distinct worksSimilar authors
Alex

4.07 avg rating — 14,079 ratings — published 2011 — 102 editions
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Irène (Verhœven, #1)

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3.93 avg rating — 7,931 ratings — published 2006 — 74 editions
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Au revoir là-haut

4.16 avg rating — 9,342 ratings — published 2013 — 86 editions
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Vestido de novia

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3.96 avg rating — 8,166 ratings — published 2009 — 79 editions
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Camille (Verhœven, #4)

3.82 avg rating — 3,788 ratings — published 2012 — 78 editions
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Couleurs de l'incendie

4.11 avg rating — 2,546 ratings — published 2020 — 40 editions
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Rosy & John (Camille Verhœv...

3.60 avg rating — 2,050 ratings — published 2011 — 40 editions
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Trois jours et une vie

3.59 avg rating — 3,796 ratings — published 2016 — 61 editions
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Recursos inhumanos

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3.73 avg rating — 2,350 ratings — published 2010 — 49 editions
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Miroir de nos peines

4.04 avg rating — 1,254 ratings — published 2020 — 17 editions
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“Young girls and mass murders are tender hearted creatures”
Pierre Lemaitre, Alex

“After grief, all that remains is barren.”
Pierre Lemaitre, Alex

“...he does not stir. She bows her head, looks at him, hugs him to her belly and weeps. No-one could imagine the depths of her misery.”
Pierre Lemaitre, Robe de marié

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