Houellebecq, Michel

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Houellebecq, Michel Gender: M
Michel Thomas
born on 26 February 1956 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Saint-Pierre, La Reunion, 21s19, 55e29
Timezone R3T h4e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°45' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°51 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 08°29'

Alternative birthtime
Date 26 February 1956 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Saint-Pierre, REU, 21s19, 55e29
Timezone R3T h4e (is standard time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°27' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°38 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 02°36'

Michel Houellebecq
photo: Mariusz Kubik, http://www.mariuszkubik.pl, license gfdl


French writer, poet, essayist, novelist and filmmaker. Michel Houellebecq was named a 'pop star of the single generation' and is one of the most prominent French writers at the turn of the twenty-first century. His novels, which have been translated into more than thirty languages, frequently incite critiques, debates, and even trials. Literary critics have labeled Michel Houellebecq's novels 'vulgar', 'pamphlet literature', and 'pornography'; he has been accused of obscenity, racism, misogyny and islamophobia. In 2000 he moved to Ireland and in 2002 to Spain.

He was abandoned by his parents in early childhood, left to be raised by grandmothers.

His novel The Map and the Territory won the Goncourt Prize.

Several of his books were adapted to films and plays.


Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Geslain archive. In an email of 2 May 2014, he quotes "Acte 181. Source : Arielle Aumont".

Sy Scholfield cites Houellebecq's mother for 6 a.m., as quoted in Denis Demonpion's book, "Houellebecq non autorisé: enquête sur un phénomène" (Maren Sell, 2005), pp. 39: "Voici la naissance du phénomène tel que la raconte sa mère : « Michel [Thomas] est né le 26 février 1956 à la maternité de Saint- Pierre de La Réunion à six heures du matin. . ."


  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Goncourt Prize)