French writer Didier Decoin won the Goncourt Prize in 1977 for his novel John L’Enfer. As a scenarist, he has worked with directors such as Maroun Bagdadi: their movie Hors-la-vie won the Jury Prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. He has also adapted Victor Hugo classics such as Les Misérables (with Gérard Depardieu, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jeanne Moreau) and The Count of Monte Cristo (with Gérard Depardieu and Jean Rochefort) for the TV. Didier Decoin is the secretary of the prestigious Académie Goncourt. His most recent novel, The Office of Gardens and Ponds, is out with MacLehose Press this year.
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|Didier Decoin, The Office of Gardens and Ponds (Maclehose, 2019)|