Alain Defossé

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Defossé in 2014

Alain Defossé (11 February 1957 – 14 May 2017) was a French novelist and translator. He was born in Nantes, France.[1][2][3]

His first novel, Les fourmis d’Anvers, was published in 1991.[2] He also translated several books from English into French.[2] For example, he translated Crazy Cock by Henry Miller in 1990.[2] He also translated American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis in 1993.[2]

In 2006, he translated The Night Watch by Sarah Waters.[2] Two years later, in 2008, he translated Rant by Chuck Palahniuk.[2] Other novelists whose work he translated are Irvine Welsh and Joseph Connolly.[3]

Defossé died on 14 May 2017 in Paris of lung cancer at the age of 60.[2][3]

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  1. "Defossé, Alain". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Lacour, Cécilia (May 16, 2017). "Décès de l'écrivain et traducteur Alain Defossé". Livres Hebdo. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Nécrologie L'écrivain et traducteur Alain Defossé est décédé". Presse-Océan. 15 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.