Literary life

Bernard Pivot’s CV

1935 Born in Lyon, France
1958 Joins the editorial staff at Le Figaro
1959 Publishes his first book, L'Amour en Vogue, a novel
1973 Produces and hosts Ouvrez les Guillemets
1975 Produces and hosts Apostrophes; co-founds Lire magazine
1985 Creates and hosts the Championnats de France d’Orthographe, a national spelling and grammar competition
1991 Produces and hosts Bouillon de Culture
2004 Elected a member of the Académie Goncourt, a prestigious organisation that awards literary prizes every year
2008 Publishes his 11th book 100 Mots à Sauver (100 expressions to save)

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