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Bruno Racine

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Bruno Racine in March 2010

Bruno Racine (born 17 December 1951 in Paris) is a French writer and library director.

Life

His parents are Pierre Racine and Edwina Morgulis. He attended the École La Rochefoucauld in Paris. Racine studied literature at the Lycée Louis-le-Grand and then at the École normale supérieure in Paris. From 1977 he studied public administration at the École nationale d’administration (ENA). From 1983 to 1986, he worked at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1986 to 1988 he was a member of the government cabinet of Prime Minister Jacques Chirac. From 1997 to 2002, he was director of the Académie de France à Rome, succeeding Pierre-Jean Rémy. From 2002 to 2007, he was director of the Centre Georges Pompidou, succeeding Jean-Jacques Aillagon. From 2007 to 2016, he was president of the Bibliothèque nationale de France. Racine has been a member of the Legion of Honour since 1997. He has been married to Béatrice de Bégon de Larouzière-Montlosier since 1981. He has four children.

Fonts

  • 1982: Le Gouverneur de Morée, Prix du premier roman
  • 1986: Terre de promission
  • 1991: Au péril de la mer, Prix des Deux Magots 1992
  • 1999: La Séparation des biens, Prix La Bruyère de l’Académie française 1999
  • 1999: L’Art de vivre à Rome, Grand prix du livre des arts de la Société des gens de lettres 2000
  • 2000: L’Art de vivre en Toscane
  • 2002: Le Tombeau de la Chrétienne
  • 2007: Le Côté d’Odessa
  • 2012: Adieu à l’Italie

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