Jérôme Ferrari

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Jérôme Ferrari, 2010

Jérôme Ferrari is a French writer and translator born in 1968 in Paris. He won the 2012 Prix Goncourt for his novel Le Sermon sur la chute de Rome ("The Sermon on the Fall of Rome").

Ferrari has lived in Corsica and taught philosophy at the lycée international Alexandre-Dumas in Algiers for several years, then at the Lycée Fesch of Ajaccio.

Currently, he is professor of philosophy at the French School of Abu Dhabi.

One work has been translated into English, Where I Left My Soul (2012), it "is set in the mid-1950s during the Algerian war, looking backwards to the second world war and the French defeat in Indochina, and forwards to the collapse in 1958 of the Fourth Republic." [1]


  • 2015 Le Principe
  • 2012 Le Sermon sur la chute de Rome (English translation: The Sermon on the Fall of Rome, 2014)
  • 2010 Où j'ai laissé mon âme (English translation: Where I Left My Soul, 2012)
  • 2009 Un dieu un animal
  • 2008 Balco Atlantico
  • 2007 Dans le secret
  • 2002 Aleph zéro

Awards and honors[edit]


  1. ^ Steven Poole (2 November 2012). "Where I Left My Soul by Jérôme Ferrari – review". The Guardian. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Le Goncourt pour Jérôme Ferrari". Livres hebdo (in French). November 7, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Grand Prix Poncetton de la SGDL". prix-litteraires.net (in French). Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "En enfer, où sont le bien et le mal ?". Le Soir (in French). November 12, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2012.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Le prix Landerneau revient à Jérôme Ferrar". Livres hebdo (in French). June 3, 2009. Archived from the original on August 1, 2009. Retrieved November 7, 2012.