Jonathan Littell was born in New York, and grew up in France. He now lives in Spain. His best-known novel, Les Bienveillantes, was originally published in French 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 Grand Prix de Littérature. He has since published feature articles on numerous conflicts (Georgia, Congo, South Sudan, Syria) for Le Monde, The Guardian and The London Review of Books, amongst others, as well as a critical essay on Francis Bacon, Triptych. His first feature documentary film, Wrong Elements, was presented at the Cannes Film festival in May 2016.
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