(born 1953) is a writer and journalist. He was born in Casablanca, French Morocco. He has published several novels and biographies, and also contributes articles for the print media and broadcasts for radio.
As a biographer, he has covered a diverse and eclectic range of subjects, including:
- Henri Cartier-Bresson, the legendary photographer
- Marcel Dassault, the aeronautics pioneer
- Gaston Gallimard, the publisher
- Hergé, the creator of The Adventures of Tintin
- Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, the art dealer
- Georges Simenon, the detective novelist and creator of Inspector Maigret
Several of these books have been translated into English.
As a journalist, Assouline has worked for the leading French publications Lire
and Le Nouvel Observateur
. He also publishes a blog, “La république des livres.”