BIOGRAPHY OF DIDIER VAN CAUWELAERT

Achieving worldwide success, Didier Van Cauwelaert, whose work has been translated into thirty languages, has won many awards, including the prestigious French literature Goncourt Prize in 1994 for Un aller simple and the Grand Prix du Théâtre of the Académie Française for his lifetime achievement.



For the Cinema, he has written La Maison Assassinée, L’Invité Surprise and Triplex (all directed by Georges Lautner) as well as Feu sur le Candidat (directed by Agnès Delarive). He also adapted Un Aller Simple for Laurent Heynemann, starring Jacques Villeret, Barbara Schulz and Lorant Deutsch.



In 1992, he wrote and directed Les Amies de ma Femme starring Michel Leeb, Christine Boisson, Dominique Lavanant , etc.



In 2006, his novel The Education of Fairies (La educación de las hadas), was adapted and directed in Spain by Jose Luis Cuerda, starring Ricardo Darin and Irene Jacob.

In 2011, his novel Hors de moi, adapted in Hollywood, became Unknown. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and starring, notably, Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones, the film was an international success with a worldwide gross of more than 125 million dollars.

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HIS PRIZES

 

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Roger Nimier Prize 1984 
Poisson d'Amour 

Gutenberg Prize 1987
Les Vacances du Fantôme 

Goncourt Prize 1994
Un Aller Simple 

Molière Best Musical Prize 1997

Adaptation du Passe-Muraille 

Grand Prix du Théâtre of the Académie Française 

For his lifetime achievement in theatre.



 

Livre de poche readers Prize 1999
La Vie Interdite 

Sciences Frontières Prize, 2001

L'Apparition 

Femina Hebdo du Livre de Poche Prize 2001
La Demi-Pensionnaire 

 

Marcel Pagnol Prize 2007

Le Père Adopté 

Del Duca Prize 1982 
Vingt ans et des poussières​​

 

 

Novels

Vingt ans et des poussières, Le Seuil, 1982, 
Poisson d’amour, Le Seuil, 1984, 
Les vacances du fantôme, Le Seuil, 1986, 
L’orange amère, Le Seuil, 1988
Un objet en souffrance, Albin Michel, 1992
Cheyenne, Albin Michel, 1993
Un Aller Simple, Albin Michel, 1994, 
La Vie Interdite, Albin Michel, 1997
Corps Etranger, Albin Michel, 1998
La demi-pensionnaire, Albin Michel, 1999
L’Education d’une fée, Albin Michel, 2000
L’Apparition, Albin Michel, 2001, 
Rencontre sous X, Albin Michel, 2002
Hors de moi, Albin Michel, 2003
L’Évangile de Jimmy, Albin Michel, 2004
Attirances, Albin Michel, 2005
Le Père adopté, Albin Michel, 2007, 
La Nuit dernière au XVe siècle, Albin Michel, 2008
La Maison des lumières, Albin Michel, 2009
Thomas Drimm – Tome I, La fin du Monde tombe un jeudi, Albin Michel, 2009
Les témoins de la mariée, Albin Michel, 2010
Thomas Drimm – Tome 2, La guerre des arbres commence le 13, Albin Michel, 2010

 

Narrative

Madame et ses flics, Albin Michel, 1985 (en collaboration avec Richard Caron)

 

Theater

L’Astronome, Actes Sud / Papiers, 1983,

Le Nègre, Actes Sud / Papiers, 1986
Noces de Sable, Albin Michel, 1995
Le Passe-Muraille, comédie musicale d’après Marcel Aimé, 1997, 
Le Rattachement, Albin Michel, 2010

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