Jean d'Ormesson

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Jean d'Ormesson
Salon du livre de Paris 2011 - Jean d'Ormesson - 001.jpg
Born(1925-06-16)16 June 1925
Paris, France
Died5 December 2017(2017-12-05) (aged 92)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
OccupationWriter, columnist, reporter, philosopher
LanguageFrench
Notable worksAu revoir et merci (1966)
La Gloire de l'Empire (1971)
Au plaisir de Dieu (1974)
Dieu, sa vie, son œuvre (1981)
C'était bien (2003)
C'est une chose étrange à la fin que le monde (2010)
Notable awardsAcadémie française
(Seat 12)
Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française
Grand Croix of the Legion of Honour

Jean Bruno Wladimir François de Paule Le Fèvre d'Ormesson (16 June 1925 – 5 December 2017) was a French novelist. His work mostly was made up of partially or totally autobiographic novels.

On 18 October 1973, he was elected a member of the Académie française, taking seat 12, following the death of Jules Romains. On the death of Claude Lévi-Strauss on 30 October 2009, he became the Dean of the Académie, its longest-serving member until his death in 2017. He was also a Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.

In 2010, he was awarded the Ovid Prize.[1]

On 5 December 2017, d'Ormesson died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, at the age of 92.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jean d'Ormesson is conferred "Ovidius" top award of Literature Days and Nights Festival"
  2. Aubert, Jean-Marc (5 December 2017). "EXCLUSIF. Jean d'Ormesson est décédé à l'âge de 92 ans". Métropolitain (in French). Retrieved 5 December 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • List of novels by Jean d'Ormesson on the Académie française web site.