Sebastien Japrisot was born in Marseille. His pseudonym was an anagram of his real name - Jean-Baptiste Rossi. He was a French author, screenwriter and a film director and has been also known to the world as "the Graham Greene of France".
 
Sebastien Japrisot was 19 years old when he became known to the public with his novel “The False Start”, which unlike his other novels, was published with the author’s real name. He was also an incredible translator of Salinger’s novels.
 
At the age of 31, he wrote his first criminal novel - “The Sleeping Car Murders”. The book reached great success and was immediately filmed with the special participation of Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin. “Trap for Cinderella” came next and received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière for 1963. In 1966 his book “The Lady in the Car” got Prix d'Honneur, and in 1968 Gold Dagger Award for the Best Crime Novel of the Year. “One Deadly Summer” was the next great novel that won an award in 1978 and was quickly made into a film starring Isabelle Adjani. “A Very Long Engagement” has turned into an international best seller and was filmed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet in 2004. The book received Prix Interallié.
 
All books by Sebastien Japrisot have been filmed. They have been published in Europe, America, Japan, Russia. Japrisot is considered one of the best French writers of all times.

Sebastien Japrisot

 
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