Jean-Christophe Grange

Jean-Christophe Grange

Writer
Country: France

Biography of Jean-Christophe Grange

Jean-Christophe Grange is a French writer and screenwriter who has gained recognition for his thrilling detective novels. He began his career as a freelance journalist, collaborating with various renowned magazines. Drawing from his journalistic experience, Grange incorporates complex themes such as international terrorism, political extremism, and dubious activities of occult organizations into his novels.

Jean-Christophe Grange

After obtaining a master's degree from Sorbonne University, where he focused on the works of Gustave Flaubert, Grange worked as a copywriter in an advertising agency. In 1989, at the age of 28, he became an internationally acclaimed correspondent, contributing to magazines like Paris Match, Sunday Times, and National Geographic. Subsequently, Grange became a freelancer and established his own company, L & G, financing his own travels. His written reports from various countries around the world served as a significant source of inspiration for his literary works. During this period, he received two major awards in journalism: the Reuters Prize in 1991 and the World Press Prize in 1992.

Jean-Christophe Grange

In 1994, Grange published his first novel, "Flight of the Storks," which garnered critical acclaim but did not gain wide public recognition. However, his second novel, "The Crimson Rivers," published in 1998, achieved significant popularity, particularly after its film adaptation in 2000. Over the following years, Grange produced several more novels, wrote the screenplay for the film "Vidocq," and contributed to the comic book "The Curse of Zener."

Jean-Christophe Grange was married to journalist Virginie Luc and they have three children: Louis, Mathilde, and Ise.

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