Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

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Birthday
28, 1960
Birthplace
France
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
France

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Famous for both his plays and his novels, this French-Belgian author penned such award-winning scripts as Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran and Golden Joe and such novels as When I Was a Work of Art and Oscar and the Lady in Pink. He received the French Academy's 2001 Grand Prix du Théâtre.

Before Fame

He earned an advanced degree in philosophy from Paris' Ecole Normale Supérieure and subsequently taught in northern France. He published his first play, Don Juan on Trial, in 1991, and his debut novel, La Secte des Egoïstes, in 1994.

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His fiction series, Le Cycle de l'Invisible, focuses on the theme of harmony among people of different religions.

Family Life

He grew up in the suburbs of Lyon, France, and later lived in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium. He became a Belgian citizen in 2008.

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Actor Omar Sharif won a 2004 Cesar Award for his starring role in the film adaptation of Schmitt's play Monsieur Ibrahim et les Fleurs du Coran.

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