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Michel Tournier, French writer. Decorated officier Légion d'Honneur; recipient grand prix du Roma Academy Française, 1967; prix Goncourt, 1970, Goethe medaille. Member Academie Goncourt, Trevio Campiello.

Background

Tournier, Michel was born on December 19, 1924 in Paris. Son of Alphonse and Marie-Madeleine (Fournier) Tournier.

Education

Student, University Paris. Student, Sorbonne; Student, University Tubingen. Dr honoris causa, London University College.

Career

In radio and television production, 1949-1954. Press attaché, Europe, 1955-1958. Head literature services Editions Plon, 1958-1968.

Works

Membership

Member Academie Goncourt, Trevio Campiello.

Connections

father:
Alphonse Tournier

mother:
Marie-Madeleine (Fournier) Tournier