Michel Houellebecq

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მიშელ უელბეკი, ミシェル・ウエルベック, Мишел Уелбек, and 27 others Мішель Уельбек, Michel Houellebecq, Mīšāl Wīlibīk, ਮੀਸ਼ੇਲ ਵੇਲਬੇਕ, مىيشەل ۋەلبەك, Μισέλ Ουελμπέκ, Mišels Velbeks, Thomas, Mişel Uelbek, ميشال ويلبك, Мишель Уэльбек, میشل ولبک, میشێل وێلبێک, Michael Houellebecq, Michel, Michel Thomas, Мішэль Уэльбек, Mïşelʹ Wélʹbek, Միշել Ուելբեք, മൈക്കൽ ഹൂലെബെക്ക്, 미셸 우엘벡, 米歇尔·维勒贝克, Mīšīl Wīlbīk, ミシェル ウエルベック, Тома, מישל וולבק, Mišelʹ Uėlʹbek
Feb. 26, 1958

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Michel Houellebecq (French: [miʃɛl wɛlbɛk]); born Michel Thomas; 26 February 1956 or 1958) is a French author, known for his novels, poems and essays, as well as an occasional actor, filmmaker and singer. His first book was a biographical essay on the horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. Houellebecq published his first novel, Whatever, in 1994. His next novel, Atomised, published in 1998, brought him international fame as well as controversy. Platform followed in 2001. He has published several books of poetry, including The Art of Struggle in 1996. An offhand remark about Islam during a publicity tour for his 2001 novel Platform led to Houellebecq being taken to court for inciting racial hatred (he was eventually cleared of all charges). He subsequently moved to Ireland for several years, before moving back to France, where he currently resides. He was described in 2015 as "France’s biggest literary export and, some say, greatest living writer." In a 2017 DW article he is dubbed the "undisputed star, and enfant terrible, of modern French literature".In 2010, he published The Map and the Territory, which won the prestigious Prix Goncourt. In 2015, his next novel, Submission, sparked another controversy for its depiction of Islam. His …

Books by Michel Houellebecq