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Herve Le Tellier wins French literature prize for 'The Anomaly'

French author Hervé Le Tellier has been awarded the Goncourt Prize for his novel "L'Anomalie" (The Anomaly). As FRANCE 24's books editor Catherine Khedir-Clifford explains, France's top literary honour was attributed by videolink owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Le Tellier, 63, is a mathematician by training and former journalist. He is a member of the Oulipo international literary group, founded in France by poet Raymond Queneau and writer and scientist François Le Lionnais in 1960.
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