Catholic writer François Sureau elected to the French Academy

François Sureau, the senior official who became a lawyer and writer, was elected in the first round to the chair of Max Gallo at the French Academy.

Cth Thursday, October 15, the writer and lawyer, Francois Sureau, joined the immortals of theAcadémie française.

Famous for his attachment to freedom and for having published twenty novels, he obtained the grand prix du roman de l'Académie française in 1991 for Misfortune, published by Gallimard.

François Sureau is also known to be a devout Catholic, in May 2020, he did not hesitate to affirm his attachment to religion in an interview published in Le Monde :

« I am extremely attached to the Catholic religion. She gives us as a master someone who failed on Earth, who did not want to exercise power, who found himself surrounded by lost girls, lost soldiers, tax collectors, and who chose to succeed him a fool who did not shine with courage, Saint Peter. There is nothing in the world more encouraging. "

The French man of letters was elected in the first round to the chair of Max Gallo, number 24, vacant since February 20, 2020.

The news announced today is already being celebrated on social media.

The director of Franceinter, Laurence Bloch, notably spoke on Twitter about this election "so fair and pleasing".

This is also the case of the Christian bookstore, La Procure, which congratulated François Sureau, "a much appreciated writer", on the chain's Twitter account.


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