Philippe Claudel is the author of many novels, among them By a Slow River,
which has been translated into thirty languages and was awarded the Prix
Renaudot in 2003 and the Elle Readers' Literary prize in 2004. His
novel La Petite Fille de Monsieur Linh was published in 2005, and Le Rapport de Brodeck won the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens in 2007 (published in the UK in 2009 as Brodeck's Report and in the USA as Brodeck)
Claudel also wrote and directed the film I've Loved You So Long starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Elsa Zylberstein, which opened in movie theaters in the United States in the fall of 2008 and in thirty other countries around the world.
Claudel is a Professor of Literature at the University of Nancy.
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