Collection: Tony Duvert

Tony Duvert

Expelled from school at the age of 12 for homosexuality (and then put through a psychoanalytic “cure” for his condition), Tony Duvert (1945–2008) declared war on family life and societal norms through a controversial series of novels and essays (whose controversial depictions of child sexuality and pedophilia often lead his publisher to sell his works by subscription only). He won the Prix Medicis in 1973 for his novel Strange Landscape. His reputation faded in the 1980s, however, and he withdrew from society. He died in isolation in July 2008 in the commune of Thoré-la-Rochette in central France.