Sébastien Japrisot
Date of Birth
Jul 04, 1931
Birth Place:
Marseilles, France

Biography

Born Jean-Baptiste Rossi in Marseilles, he studied at a Jesuit college before entering the prestigious Sorbonne University. He wrote his first novel Les Mal Partis at the age of 18. At 20, he was commissioned by his publisher to translate Catcher in the Rye and then some other works by J.D. Salinger. Assuming the pen name Sébastien Japrisot (which was incidentally the anagram of his real name) he...