Delphine de Vigan

Novelist, Screenwriter, Director


“I have always been a very cinephile. Cin­e­ma is one of the things that nour­ish­es me emo­tion­al­ly, intel­lec­tu­al­ly and artistically.”

Del­phine de Vigan is known as the author of the nov­els “No and Me” (adapt­ed into a 2010 film by Zabou Bre­it­man), “Noth­ing Holds Back the Night”, “Based on a True Sto­ry” (Renau­dot Prize and Goncourt Prize for High School Stu­dents, adapt­ed into a 2017 film by Roman Polan­s­ki), “Loy­al­ties” and “Grat­i­tudes”, all pub­lished by Jean-Claude Lat­tès. Her nov­els have been trans­lat­ed around the world. In 2011, she and Gilles Legrand co-wrote the screen­play for his film You Will Be My Son. Two years lat­er, she direct­ed her first fea­ture film, À coup sûr, co-writ­ten with Chris Esquerre and star­ring Lau­rence Arné and Éric Elmosni­no. Her lat­est nov­el, “Chil­dren are Kings”, was pub­lished by Gal­li­mard at the begin­ning of this year.

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