One of the hottest literary talents in France, Florian Zeller is just getting started.
Florian Zeller is a French novelist and playwright. He is, according to The Independent, ‘one of the hottest literary talents in France’. He won the Prix Interallié in 2004 for his novel Fascination of Evil, and several Molière Awards (the highest theatrical honour in France) for La Mère and Le Père. Le Père (The Father) in the English translation by Christopher Hampton has been nominated for Best Play at the Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards. Many actors performing the play have been nominated and won awards in their country as Best Actor, including Frank Langella on Broadway and Kenneth Cranham in London. Zeller’s plays, which have been produced in many countries, include: L’Autre, Le Manège, Si tu mourais (Prix Jeune Théâtre Académie Française), Elle t’attend, La Mère, La Vérité, Le Père, Une Heure de Tranquillité (translation Jeremy Sams), Le Mensonge, L_’Envers du décor_, Avant de s’envoler. Novels: Neiges artificielles (Artificial Snow), Les Amants du n’importe quoi (Lovers or Something Like It), La Fascination du pire (Fascination of Evil), Julien Parme, La Jouissance.
See The Father from 2 November at Arts Centre Melbourne. The Father is a co-production with Sydney Theatre Company.