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Pierre Lemaitre

1951 - Today

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Pierre Lemaitre (born 19 April 1951) is a Prix Goncourt-winning French author and a screenwriter, internationally renowned for the crime novels featuring the fictional character Commandant Camille Verhœven. His first novel to be translated into English, Alex, is a translation of the French book of 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre Lemaitre has received more than 185,774 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Pierre Lemaitre is the 2,014th most popular writer (up from 2,164th in 2019), the 2,267th most popular biography from France (up from 2,305th in 2019) and the 286th most popular French Writer.

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  • 28

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Among writers, Pierre Lemaitre ranks 2,014 out of 5,755Before him are Izabela Czartoryska, Michel Leiris, Walter Bagehot, Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, Nelson Algren, and Gerald Gardner. After him are Juhani Aho, Joseph Heller, Alciphron, Gaston III, Count of Foix, Eustache Deschamps, and Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire.

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Among people born in 1951, Pierre Lemaitre ranks 102Before him are Karekin II, Beverly D'Angelo, Dee Dee Ramone, Tommy Bolin, Dražen Dalipagić, and Angelique Rockas. After him are Enki Bilal, Ondrej Nepela, Mick Mars, Cheryl Ladd, Bill Viola, and Treat Williams.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pierre Lemaitre ranks 2,267 out of 6,011Before him are Michel Leiris (1901), Étienne Charles de Loménie de Brienne (1727), Auguste Charlois (1864), Nominoe (800), Pierre Soulages (1919), and Joan, Duchess of Brittany (1324). After him are Gaston III, Count of Foix (1331), Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle (1806), Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne (1724), Eustache Deschamps (1346), Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire (1802), and Alexandre Darracq (1855).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Pierre Lemaitre ranks 286Before him are Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808), Jean Bodel (1165), Philippe Sollers (1936), Isaac the Blind (1160), Paul Morand (1888), and Michel Leiris (1901). After him are Gaston III, Count of Foix (1331), Eustache Deschamps (1346), Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire (1802), Jacques Amyot (1513), Honoré d'Urfé (1567), and Violette Leduc (1907).

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