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Tonino Benacquista

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Tonino Benacquista

Tonino Benacquista was born in France in 1961. He is a screenwriter, cartoonist, dramaturge, and the author of four crime novels published by Bitter Lemon Press, among them Holy Smoke. Benacquista won a Cesar (French Oscar) in 2006 for the script of Jacques Audiard’s The Beat that My Heart Skipped. He lives in France.  

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  • The 51-year-old author Tonino Benacquista, who began writing crime novels in the 80s, has spent the two decades since 1991’s breakthrough Comedia des ratés cultivating that rare combination of critical and popular acclaim in his native France. Reading THE THURSDAY NIGHT...
    — Oct 11 2012

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