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is a writer and journalist. He was born in Casablanca
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. He has published several novels and biographies, and also contributes articles for the print media and broadcasts for radio.
As a biographer, he has covered a diverse and eclectic range of subjects, including:
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
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, the legendary photographer
- Marcel Dassault
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, the aeronautics pioneer
- Gaston Gallimard
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, the publisher
Georges Prosper Remi , better known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian comics writer and artist. His best known and most substantial work is the 23 completed comic books in The Adventures of Tintin series, which he wrote and illustrated from 1929 until his death in 1983, although he was also...
, the creator of The Adventures of Tintin
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- Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, the art dealer
- Georges Simenon
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, the detective novelist and creator of Inspector Maigret
Several of these books have been translated into English.
As a journalist, Assouline has worked for the leading French publications Lire
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and Le Nouvel Observateur
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. He also publishes a blog, “La république des livres.”