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Brigitte Giraud

Brigitte Giraud

Brigitte Giraud (born 1960, Sidi-Bel-Abbès in Algeria) is a French writer, author of novels and short stories. Before settling in Lyon, she has studied English, German and Arabic. Giraud has worked as a bookseller, translator and journalist.

For her first book, La chambre des parents (1997), she received the Prix Littéraire des Étudiants and for Nico, her second novel, the Prix Lettres frontière Rhône-Alpes. In 2001, she received a special mention for the Wepler Prize for À présent. She also won the Goncourt short story prize in 2007 for her collection L'amour est très surestimé (Love Is Very Overrated), then the Grand Prix Jean Giono for Une année étrangère (A Year Abroad) in 2009.

In 2022 Brigitte Giraud was awarded the Prix Goncourt for her autobiographical novel "Vivre vite" (Live Fast).

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