Toussaint, Jean-Philippe

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Toussaint, Jean-Philippe Gender: M
Jean Philippe Juozas Franz Toussaint
born on 29 November 1957 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Ixelles, Belgium, 50n50, 4e22
Timezone CET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Mandl
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 06°29' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°06 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 11°52'

Jean-Philippe Toussaint (2013)
photo: Madeleinesantandrea, license cc-by-sa-3.0


Belgian novelist, photographer and filmmaker, whose books have been translated into more than twenty languages and who has had his photographs displayed in Brussels and Japan. Toussaint won the Prix Médicis in 2005 for his novel Fuir (Running Away), second volume of the Cycle of Marie, a four-tome chronicle published over ten years and displaying the separation of Marie and her lover. His 2009 novel La Vérité sur Marie (The Truth about Marie), third volume of the cycle, won the Prix Décembre.

Along with Jean Echenoz, Laurent Mauvignier, Marie NDiaye and Éric Chevillard, Jean-Philippe Toussaint is associated with the so-called « Style [des éditions de] Minuit ».

He lives in Brussels and Corsica. His wife and mother of his two children, Madeleine Santandrea, is from Bastia.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Prize 2005 ("Prix Médicis")
  • Work : Prize 2009 ("Prix Décembre")

Source Notes

Michaël Mandl quotes birth record [1].


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Master of Arts in contemporary history)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc. (Writing residency in Berlin)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Art : Photography
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Filmmaker)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award ("Prix Médicis"; "Prix Décembre")