Fabrice Humbert

Fabrice Humbert won the Prix Renaudot and the first French Orange Prize for The Origin of Violence. He teaches in a Franco-German lycée.
The Origins
Both Agnès Desarthe and Fabrice Humbert have written novels about men embarking on a difficult investigation into their own past and the secrets that were kept from them, both taken back to the horrors of WW2. In Fabrice Humbert’s novel, The Origin of Violence, the trigger is a photograph seen during a visit to Buchenwald concentration camp. In Agnès Desarthe’s The Foundling, it is a fatal accident. The two novelists spoke to Michael Arditti about their fascination...