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Michel Tournier (I) (1924–2016)

Michel Tournier was born on December 19, 1924 in Paris, France. He was a writer, known for The Ogre (1996), Le nain rouge (1998) and Friday or Another Day (2005). He died on January 18, 2016 in Choisel, Yvelines, France. See full bio »

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The Ogre
The Ogre Writer
Le nain rouge
Le nain rouge Writer
Friday or Another Day


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 2005 Friday or Another Day (novel)
 1998 Le nain rouge (story)
 1996 The Ogre (novel "Le Roi des Aulnes")
 1993 La fortune de Gaspard (TV Movie) (adaptation and dialogue)
 1990 La goutte d'or (TV Movie) (novel)
 1987 Mirage dangereux (TV Movie) (short story "L'air du muguet")
 1987 Tupik (Short) (book)
 1981 Vendredi ou la vie sauvage (TV Movie) (novel)
 1980 Le coq de Bruyère (TV Movie) (short story)
 1977 Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A6 (1977) ... (writer)
 1973 Témoignages (TV Series) (writer)
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 2006 Culture et dépendances (TV Series)
 1997-1999 Un siècle d'écrivains (TV Series documentary)
 1999 Thé ou café (TV Series)
- Episode dated 9 May 1999 (1999) ... Himself
 1996 Bouillon de culture (TV Series documentary)
- Spécial Michel Tournier (1996) ... Himself
 1975-1990 Apostrophes (TV Series)
- La dernière (1990) ... Himself
- Les livres du mois (Janvier 1986) (1986) ... Himself
- Le festival du livre (1975) ... Himself
 1987 Bookmark (TV Series)
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His parents met as graduate students studying German at the Sorbonne, and he became fluent in German as a child. He was a sickly child, and did poorly in the many schools he attended. During WWII, 22 German soldiers were billeted at his family's house. His school grades improved, and he enrolled in the Sorbonne, where he earned a degree in philosophy and law. Four years of German philosophy at ... See more »

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