Jean-Philippe Toussaint

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Jean-Philippe Toussaint (born 29 November 1957, Brussels) is a Belgian prose writer and filmmaker. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and he has had his photographs displayed in Brussels and Japan. Toussaint won the Prix Médicis in 2005 for his novel Fuir. The 2006 book La mélancolie de Zidane (Paris: Minuit, 2006) is a lyrical essay on the headbutt administered by the French football player Zinedine Zidane to the Italian player Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final in Berlin. An English translation was published in 2007 in the British journal New Formations. His 2009 novel La Vérité sur Marie won the prestigious Prix Décembre.


French Titles

  • La Vérité sur Marie (2009; Prix Décembre)
  • Fuir (Paris: Minuit, 2005; Prix Médicis)
  • Faire l'amour (Paris: Minuit,2002)
  • Autoportrait (à l'étranger) (Paris: Minuit,2000)
  • La Télévision (Paris: Minuit,1997)
  • La Réticence (Paris: Minuit,1991)
  • L'Appareil-photo (Paris: Minuit,1989)
  • Monsieur (Paris: Minuit,1986)
  • La Salle de bain (Paris: Minuit,1985)

English Titles

  • Making Love (New York: New Press,2004)
  • Television (Champaign: Dalkey Archive, 2007)
  • Monsieur (Champaign: Dalkey Archive, 2008)
  • Camera (Champaign: Dalkey Archive, 2008)
  • Bathroom (Champaign: Dalkey Archive, 2008)
  • Running Away (Champaign: Dalkey Archive, 2009)
  • Self-Portrait Abroad (Champaign: Dalkey Archive, forthcoming 2010)
  • The Truth About Marie (Champaign: Dalkey Archive, forthcoming 2010)


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