Andrei Makine

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Birthday
10, 1957
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Russia

About

Publishing alternately under his real name and under his pen name of Gabriel Osmonde, this Russian-French author penned such popular novels as Dreams of My Russian Summers (French title: Le Testament Français) and Once Upon the River Love (Au Temps du Fleuve Amour). The former work won both the Prix Medicis and the Prix Goncourt.

Before Fame

During his childhood years, he wrote poetry in both the Russian and French languages.

Trivia

The award-winning writer Geoffrey Strachan translated all of Makine's literary works into English.

Family Life

He grew up in Penza, Russia, and relocated to France at the age of thirty.

Associated With

He and fellow author Georges Perec were both recipients of the prestigious Prix Medicis.