|Birthname||Pascal Charles Edmond Guignard|
|born on||23 April 1948 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Verneuil sur Avre, France, 48n44, 0e56|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||03°09' 01°16 Asc. 26°08'|
French writer. Quignard childhood was difficult most of the time. He suffers especially from anorexia. His interests are to ancient languages, literature and music.
In 2002 his novel Les Ombres errantes won the Prix Goncourt, In 2000 his novel Terrasse à Rome received the French Academy prize. In 1980 Carus had been awarded the "Prix des Critiques".
His most popular book is probably Tous les matins du monde (All the Mornings in the World), about 17th-century viola de gamba player Marin Marais and his teacher, Sainte-Colombe, which was adapted to film in 1991, by director Alain Corneau. Quignard wrote the screenplay of the film, starring Jean-Pierre Marielle, Gérard Depardieu and son Guillaume Depardieu. It was a tremendous success in France and abroad.
Quignard has also translated works from the Latin, Chinese and Greek.
The year 1994 was especially fruitful. His novel Le Sexe et l'Effroi , Sex and the fear marks a turning point in his life: he abandoned the musical career and devoted himself exclusively to literature.
- Work : Prize 2002 (Goncourt Prize)
Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 156.
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Goncourt Prize)