David Bellos is Professor of French and Comparative Literature and Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University. He is well known for his many translations and for his biographies Georges Perec- A Life in Words and Jacques Tati. David Bellos was awarded the first Man Booker International Translator's Prize in 2005 for his translations of Ismail Kadare's novels.
Immense, buoyant, utterly revealing... Has achieved an
overwhelmingly human portrait, as vivid as it is complex, not only
of Perec but of the mechanisms, intrigues, passions and comedies of
Paris intellectual life in the sixties and seventies * Richard
Eder, Los Angeles Times *
A vast and heartening biography that gives unfashionable weight to the subject's playfulness as a writer, for all his deep difficulties as a man * Hugo Barnacle, Independent *