Nov 12 2006
American author Jonathan Littell (son of the author Robert Littell) has won the Prix Goncourt, France's top literary honor, for novel, Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones). Harper Collins will publish the US translation in Spring 2008. Littell (b. 1967), a graduate of Yale, is a Jewish American writer who lives in Spain but writes in French. Between 1994 and 2001 he worked for the humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger, heading the agency's mission in Chechnya. The Kindly Ones is set on the Eastern Front during World War II, and is told through the fictional memoirs of an SS officer. Littell wrote the first draft of his 900 page novel in just 112 days. Earlier Littell published Bad Voltage (1989), a cyberpunk novel which appears to be out of print.
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