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Sorj Chalandon

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Sorj Chalandon

For thirty years, Tunesian-born Frenchman Sorj Chalandon (1952) worked for the French newspaper Libération. He witnessed riots and wars in Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan. Since 2009, he has been a journalist and film critic for Le Canard Enchaîné, the renowned satirical weekly newspaper, and his novels were awarded several major prizes, including the Prix Médicis and the Albert Londres Prize – the French counterpart of the Pulitzer Prize.