Jean-Claude Izzo

Jean-Claude Izzo was born in Marseilles, France, in 1945. He achieved astounding success with his Marseilles Trilogy ("Total Chaos," "Chourmo," "Solea"). In addition to the books in this trilogy, his two novels ("The Lost Saliors," and "A Sun for the Dying") and one collection of short stories ("Vivre fatigue") also enjoy great success with both critics and the public. Izzo died in 2000 at the age of fifty-five.