Lacassin, Francis

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Lacassin, Francis Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°49' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 06°15 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 11°34'

Francis Lacassin
photo: François Alquier, license cc-by-sa-3.0


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

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