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Celebrated French author Emmanuel Carrere was awarded Spain’s prestigious Princess of Asturias prize for literature on Wednesday, probably the most essential awards within the Spanish-speaking world.
Carrere, a number one exponent of “autofiction” the place writers fictionalise their very own lives, is understood for a string of books together with “L’adversaire” (The Adversary, 2000), “Un Roman Russe” (My Life as a Russian Novel, 2007) and his new hit memoir “Yoga”.
In awarding the prize, the jury hailed the 63-year-old Parisian screenwriter and director for his “extremely private work that opens up a brand new house for expression that blurs the boundaries between actuality and fiction”.
Over a writing profession of almost 40 years, Carrere has constructed up a physique of labor based mostly on self-exploration, which frequently recounts the lives of others.
Such was the case with “L’adversaire” which was based mostly on the lifetime of Jean-Claude Romand, a infamous Frenchman who killed his mother and father, spouse and youngsters after years pretending to be a profitable physician.
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