Jean Vautrin

Jean Vautrin
Born Jean Herman
(1933-05-17)17 May 1933
Pagny-sur-Moselle, France
Died 16 June 2015(2015-06-16) (aged 82)
Gradignan, France[1]
Occupation Writer, film director/critic
Years active 1958–2015

Jean Vautrin (17 May 1933 16 June 2015), real name Jean Herman, was a French writer, filmmaker and film critic.[2]

Life and career

After studying literature at Auxerre, he took first place in the Id'HEC competition. He studied French literature at the University of Bombay; he became assistant director to Roberto Rossellini. Back in France, he produced five feature films.[3]

He became famous among the general public in 1989, winning the Prix Goncourt for his novel A major step towards God.[4] He also won the 1986 Prix Goncourt de la Nouvelle for Baby-boom. In 1987, with writer Dan Franck, he created a press photographer character with a big heart called Boro (the "model" most likely was Robert Capa).


Assistant director





Four French Soldiers



Les Aventures de Boro, reporter photographe, with Dan Franck


  1. "Mort du romancier et scénariste Jean Vautrin". Le Monde. 16 June 2015.
  2. "Jean Vautrin : biographie et tous les livres". Retrieved 2015-08-10.
  3. Profile,; accessed 7 August 2015.
  4. Archived October 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. "Jean Vautrin - About This Person - Movies & TV -". 2007-01-18. Retrieved 2015-08-10.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 12/1/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.