Benacquista, Tonino

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Benacquista, Tonino Gender: M
born on 1 September 1961 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Choisy le Roi, France, 48n46, 2e25
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°43' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 02°14 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 01°03'

Tonino Benacquista (at an autograph session at the Salon du livre in 2008)
photo: Georges Seguin (Okki), license gfdl


French crime fiction author, comics writer, and screenwriter.

He wrote the novel Malavita (Badfellas for 2010 English translation), which was later adapted into a film by Relativity Media and EuropaCorp titled The Family; it was released on 13 September 2013 in North America.

His awards include the 1992 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for La Commedia des ratés; the 1998 Angoulême International Comics Festival René Goscinny award for L'Outremangeur; the 2001 César Award for Best Writing for Sur mes lèvres, shared with Jacques Audiard; and the 2005 César Award for Best Writing – Adapted, for The Beat That My Heart Skipped, shared with Jacques Audiard.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'romans noirs (religion3)' pdf file, p. 24.


  • Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery (Crime fiction)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (Comics writer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)