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Laurent Gaudé is a French novelist and playwright. Born in 1972, he has written five plays and two novels, achieving great success and acclaim throughout Europe. ‘Death of an Ancient King’, his first work to be published in English, was a massive bestseller in his native France, and won two major prizes: the Prix de Goncourt des Lycéens and the Prix des Libraires – voted for by hundreds of French-speaking booksellers from across France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada. He lives in Paris.