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Hervé Guibert

Hervé Guibert was the author of more than twenty-five books, many of which redefined the genres of fiction, criticism, autobiography, and memoir. A photography critic for Le Monde from 1977 to 1985, he was also a photographer and filmmaker in his own right, and in 1980 published the photo-novel Suzanne and Louise, a book that combined photographic studies of his great-aunts with stories about them. In 1984 he was awarded a César for best screenplay in partnership with Patrice Chereau for L’Homme Blessé. Shortly before his death, he completed La Pudeur ou L’impudeur, a video work that chronicles the last days of his life while living with AIDS. He died in 1991, at the age of 36.

Titles by This Author

In the middle of the night between the 25th and 26th of November, Vincent fell from the third floor playing parachute with a bathrobe. He drank a liter of tequila, smoked Congolese grass, snorted cocaine...
—from Crazy for Vincent