Denis Michelis

La chance que tu as

How Lucky You Are

August 20, 2014
Novel
160 pages
135 × 215 mm
17 €
9782234077416
978-2-2340-7741-6

Collection « La Forêt »

Denis Michelis, La chance que tu as
Denis Michelis, La chance que tu as

“At least here it’s warm.
Here at least, he is paid, fed, milled.
Here at least he has work.
The confinement certainly makes him suffer, but think a little about all those who really suffer.
Those who no longer have anything.
Whereas you, you have a situation and a place to sleep, that’s not nothing, you know.
And you dare to complain.”

The author

Born in 1980 in Siegen, Germany, Denis Michelis arrived in France at the age of six. After studying literature, English and journalism, he became an editor for cultural programmes on ARTE and then France 5. His speciality: interviews with... writers! In 2013, he decided to stop television to write and translate. His first novel La chance que tu as appeared on Stock in 2014. Le bon fils in 2016 in the Notabilia collection. He will be a finalist for the Prix Médicis and will be awarded the Prix des Lycéens en Île-de-France 2018. In terms of translations, Les Pleureuses by Katie Kitamura (Stock) was published in 2017 and Peur by Dirk Kurbjuweit (Delcourt) in 2018. During these years of conversion from journalism to writing, Denis Michelis also took two screenwriting courses. His latest book, État d’ivresse, was published on January 3, 2019, again by Notabilia. His next novel, Encore une journée divine is expected for the 2021 literary season.

Bibliography

The Good Son (2016)

August 20, 2014
Novel
160 pages
135 × 215 mm
17 €
9782234077416
978-2-2340-7741-6

Collection « La Forêt »