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Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves

Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves was born in 1974 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. An art and music enthusiast, he was an intern in the movie industry and the opera world before beginning his career as a critic journalist.

He worked in particular for Le Figaro littéraireMadame Figaro, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Figaroscope, Le Spectacle du Monde, Classica and Les Echos. He also presented during four years a segment on Benoît Duteurtre’s radio show Surprise me Benoît, broadcast on France Musique.

He has published several short stories, essays and novels, among which Othon ou l’Aurore immobile (Othon or The Motionless Dawn, Les Belles Lettres), awarded the Roger-Nimier prize 2002, Orphans of Evil (XO) and the Amourous Dictionnary of Paris (Plon).

Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves has worn boe ties for a long time. His passion for the French andouillette has caused him much enmity.


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