Tournier, Michel

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Tournier, Michel Gender: M
born on 19 December 1924 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 27°05' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°00 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 05°26'

Michel Tournier
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French writer, Tournier is a prolific writer and he is considered as one of the most prominent French writers of the last third of the 20th century.

He won important awards such as the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1967 for Friday, or, The Other Island and the Prix Goncourt for Le Roi des Aulnes in 1970. In 1993 he won the Goethe Medal. His works dwell on the fantastic, his inspirations including traditional German culture, Catholicism, and the philosophies of Gaston Bachelard.

His books have been translated into dozens of languages.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1970 (Goncourt Prize)
  • Work : Prize 1993 (Goethe Prize)

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 't' pdf file, p. 71.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Goethe Medal)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Goncourt Prize)