Hervé Le Tellier

Hervé
Le Tellier

Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher. Since 1992, he has been a member of the prestigious and experimental Oulipo group of writers and mathematicians, who work to push against the boundaries of form and structure.

At the age of 64, with a decades-long career and several novels, essay and short story collections to his name, The Anomaly is his breakout hit. In 2020, it was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and has sold over a million copies.

Hervé is known for his deft use of black humour. He is also a mathematician and the head of the international literary movement Oulipo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle : “workshop of potential literature”) alongside Jacques Roubaud and Harry Mathews.  Raymond Queneau and Georges Perec were also members. Their goal is to invent stylistic challenges and make a playful use of  words.

Hervé Le Tellier is a writer, journalist, mathematician, food critic, and teacher. Since 1992, he has been a member of the prestigious and experimental Oulipo group of writers and mathematicians, who work to push against the boundaries of form and structure.

At the age of 64, with a decades-long career and several novels, essay and short story collections to his name, The Anomaly is his breakout hit. In 2020, it was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt, and has sold over a million copies.

Hervé is known for his deft use of black humour. He is also a mathematician and the head of the international literary movement Oulipo (Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle : “workshop of potential literature”) alongside Jacques Roubaud and Harry Mathews.  Raymond Queneau and Georges Perec were also members. Their goal is to invent stylistic challenges and make a playful use of  words.

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