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Jean Vautrin

Jean Vautrin was born in 1933. He has enjoyed a long and varied career, including a spell teaching French Literature at the University of Bombay in India, working as reporter and cartoonist on the Illustrated Weekly, and working in films alongside directors Roberto Rossellini and Vincente Minnelli. His novels include Un grand pas vers le bon Dieu, which won the Prix Goncourt, France's highest literary accolade, in 1989, and Symphonie grabuge, which won the P