Éric Vuillard tells the story of a man whose life casts light on the brutal times in which he lived - a period when, yet again, Europe was in flux. Translated by Mark Polizzotti.
Éric Vuillard is a writer and filmmaker born in Lyon in 1968 who has written nine award-winning books.
His works include Conquistadors (winner of the 2010 Prix Ignatius J. Reilly), and La bataille d’Occident and Congo (both of which received the 2012 Prix Franz-Hessel and the 2013 Prix Valery-Larbaud). He won the 2017 Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary prize, for L’ordre du jour.