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Simon Leys (1935–2014)

Simon Leys was born on September 28, 1935 in Brussels, Belgium as Pierre Ryckmans. He was a writer, known for The Emperor's New Clothes (2001). He was married to Hanfang. He died on August 11, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. See full bio »


(age 78) in Canberra, Australia

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 2001 The Emperor's New Clothes (novel "The Death of Napoleon")
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 2015 Les vendredis d'Apostrophes (TV Movie documentary)

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Studied law at Louvain University in Belguim. He then studied Chinese language, literature and art in Taiwan. See more »

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