The king of dictations, Bernard Pivot, is dead

The king of dictations, Bernard Pivot, is dead
The king of dictations, Bernard Pivot, is dead

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The French journalist and writer, creator of the literary show Apostrophesdied at age 89, his family announced.

Bernard Pivot, French journalist and writer, died at the age of 89, his family announced to AFP. He made millions of French people love books and writers.

Born in 1935 into a family of Lyon grocers, Pivot began his career at Progress before joining Le Figaro littéraire. His fame comes from television, where he hosted literary shows Open the quotes And Apostrophe on Antenne 2 for 15 years, as well as Culture broth.

It has hosted great writers such as Nabokov, Bukowski and Marguerite Duras, as well as artists like Brassens, Ferré, Renaud, Fanny Ardant, Jane Fonda and Marcello Mastroianni.

Passionate about words, Bernard Pivot organized the famous Pivot Dictation every year from 1986 to 2005, broadcast on television. Pivot also chaired the Goncourt academy in 2004, before resigning in 2019. (jah)

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