Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. He achieved astounding success with his Marseilles Trilogy (Total Chaos, Chourmo, Solea). In addition to the books in this trilogy, his two novels (The Lost Sailors, and A Sun for the Dying) and one collection of short stories (Vivre fatigue) also enjoy great success with both critics and the public.
Izzo died in 2000 at the age of fifty-five.
The author's official Web site (in french)
Izzo at Wikipedia
Europa Editions and PEN World Voices 2007 collaborate on Black & Blue, homage to Jean-Claude Izzo
Read from Black & Blue: An Introduction to Mediterranean Noir