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Laurent Gaudé

Laurent Gaudé

Laurent Gaudé is a French novelist and playwright. After being nominated for the 2002 Prix Concourt with The Death of King Tsongor, he won the award in 2004 for his novel The House of Scorta. Europa Editions published his novel Hear Our Defeats in February 2019.

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Latest reviews

  • “A hopeful and probing literary gem by Goncourt Prize-winner, Laurent Gaudé, Hear Our Defeats is a dignified plea to engage with History.”
    — Midwest Book Review, Feb 11 2019
  • “The central story is something like a relocated Apocalypse Now . . . ”
    — Winnipeg Free Press, Jan 25 2019
  • “Prix Goncourt winning French playwright Gaudé’s philosophical meditation on human foibles and violence makes its English language debut.”
    — The Millions, Jan 8 2019
  • “In packed yet propulsive language, Prix Goncourt winner Gaudé (The House of Scorta) considers what war does to humanity.”
    — Library Journal (Starred Review), Dec 1 2018


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