Is Emile Ajar the greatest writer who never lived?

June 17th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 1 comment § permalink

Most of the books I read were written by dead people. But my favourite of all the books I read in the last ten years was written by a writer who never lived. Emile Ajar was not only a pseudonym, it was the pseudonym of a writer who only pretended to exist.

Emile Ajar wrote four books, published in France between 1974 and 1979. One of them was the top-selling French novel of the 20th Century. He was awarded France’s top literary prize, the Prix Goncourt. » Read the rest of this entry «

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