Jonathan Littell was born in New York to American parents, and grew up in the United States and in France. He now lives in Spain. His best-known novel, Les Bienveillantes, was originally published in France in August 2006, and rights have been sold in 31 countries. It won the most prestigious literary prize in France, Le Prix Goncourt, as well as the Académie Française’s Prix de Littérature. He has also written articles on the wars in Georgia, Chechnya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria for Le Monde, The Guardian and The London Review of Books, amongst others.
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