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Sylvain Tesson

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Sylvain Tesson

Sylvain Tesson is an award-winning French writer and traveller. A geographer by training, he has travelled the world using many different methods of transportation including bicycle, train, horse, and even on foot. The Consolations of the Forest (Penguin, 2013) was adapted into a film in 2016.

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Latest reviews

  • In his book “Berezina”, which is extraordinary in its hilarity, eviscerating in its evocativeness and egregious in its narrative, Mr. Tesson recaptures an incredulous journey (...) which takes the form of a recreation of the ‘Retreat’ of the Grande Armee from Moscow to Paris.
    — GoodReads, May 28 2019

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