|Birthname||Francis Albert Eugène Lacassin|
|born on||18 November 1931 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||St.Jean du Gard, France, 44n06, 3e53|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||24°49' 06°15 Asc. 11°34'|
French journalist, editor, writer, screenplay writer and essayist.
He's starting to work for the Jean-Jacques Pauvert's magazine Bizarre in 1964. He was writing about fantastic and detective literature in Magazine Littéraire, worked for L'Express and for Le Point. He also was responsible of the Christian Bourgois collection 10/18.
Specialist of Pop Culture, he was member of a group which help comic books to be recognize and he coined the 9th art word. He wrote prefaces for reference editions of many authors and series for the Éditions Robert Laffont. He was responsible of the Bouquins collection since 1982. He worked on authors such as: Eugène Sue, Gustave Le Rouge, Maurice Leblanc, Fantômas, H. P. Lovecraft, Jack London, etc.
That is why he was nicknamed "the man of thousand prefaces".
Journaliste, éditeur, écrivain, scénariste et essayiste français, spécialisé dans le roman policier, d'aventure et la bande dessinée.
Décédé à Paris 16ème, le 12 août 2008.
Birth certificate in Didier Geslain archive, 'L' pdf file, p. 4 (Acte d'état civil n°34).
Français: Acte de naissance n° 34
- Vocation : Writers : Other Writers