Pierre Assouline (born 17 April 1953) is a writer and journalist. He was born in Casablanca, Morocco. He has published several novels and biographies, and also contributes articles for the print media and broadcasts for radio.
Assouline in Strasbourg, April 2009
|Born||17 April 1953|
|Occupation||Novelist, essayist, biographer|
|Notable works||Biography of Hergé, Biography of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Lutetia|
|Notable awards||Le Prix Maison de la Presse (2005), Le Prix de la langue française (2007), Le prix Méditerranée (2011), Le prix littéraire Prince-Pierre-de-Monaco (2011)|
As a biographer, he has covered a diverse and eclectic range of subjects, including:
- Henri Cartier-Bresson, the legendary photographer
- Marcel Dassault, the aeronautics pioneer
- Gaston Gallimard, the publisher
- Hergé, the creator of The Adventures of Tintin
- Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, the art dealer
- Georges Simenon, the detective novelist and creator of Inspector Maigret
Several of these books have been translated into English and the Henri Cartier-Bresson biography has been translated into Chinese.
Assouline was the editor of La Révolution Wikipédia, a collection of essays by postgraduate journalism students under his supervision. Assouline contributed the preface.
On 7 January 2007, Assouline published a blog post criticizing the Wikipedia entry on the Dreyfus Affair.