Christian Liger

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Christian Liger
Born 24 August 1935
Died 3 December 2002(2002-12-03) (aged 67)
Occupation Writer

Christian Liger (24 August 1935 – 3 December 2002[1]) was a 20th-century French writer.


Christian Liger studied in Nîmes then at the University of Montpellier. He earned his doctorate in letters with a thesis entitled Les débuts d’André Suarès.

After he was active as a teacher then University professor, he devoted himself entirely to writing: novels, essays, theater.

His last work, Le Roman de Rossel (fictionalized biography of the officer Minister for War of the Paris Commune, Louis-Nathaniel Rossel), was awarded:

  • The Grand Prix du Livre d'Histoire de la Société des Gens de Lettres 1998
  • The bourse Goncourt de la Biographie 1998, unanimously bestowed on Saturday 26 September in Nancy.
  • The prix Michel Dard 1999.

Christian Liger was a member of the Académie de Nîmes [fr].


  • 1963: Le Sorcier, directed by Marie-Claire Valène at Théâtre du Tertre in Paris
  • 1969: La Tour d'Einstein, directed by Pierre Fresnay and Julien Bertheau


  • 1963: Les Noces de Psyché, Éditions Gallimard
  • 1984: Histoire d'une famille nîmoise, les Paulhan, Cahiers Jean Paulhan, Gallimard.
  • 1987: Nîmes sans visa : portrait d'une ville, Ramsay.
  • 1992: Trois jours de chasse en montagne, Ed. Robert Laffont.
  • 1996: Les Marches du Palais, Ed. Robert Laffont.
  • 1998: Le Roman de Rossel, Ed. Robert Laffont.
  • 1999: La Nuit de Faraman, Ed. Robert Laffont.
  • 2001: Il se mit à courir le long du rivage, Ed. Robert Laffont.
  • 2010: Nouvelles de l'exil, Atelier baie.


  • Bastide, Bernard; Paulhan, Claire (2008). "Christian Liger, guide sensible et érudit". Balade dans le Gard;sur les pas des écrivains. Les écrivains vagabondent (in French). Paris: Alexandrines. pp. 186–191. ISBN 978-2-370890-01-6.
  • Velay, Serge; Boissard, Michel; Bernié-Boissard, Catherine (2009). Petit dictionnaire des écrivains du Gard (in French). Nîmes: Alcide. pp. 153–154.


  1. ^ "Biographie de Christian Liger (naissance, décès, infos) Chronobio". Retrieved 15 November 2016.

External links

  • (in French) Les Archives du Spectacle
  • Christian LIGER on Robert Laffont
  • Christian Liger à Nîmes on Éditions Alexandrine
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