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Encyclopedia > Dominique Lapierre

Dominique Lapierre (born 1931 in Châtelaillon, near La Rochelle, France) is a French author. 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... La Rochelle is a town and commune of western France, and a seaport on the Atlantic Ocean (population 76,584 in 1999). ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ...



Lapierre was born in La Rochelle, France, and graduated from Lafayette College, Pennsylvania. He spent 14 years as an international reporter for the news magazine Paris Match. Alexandre Coste, son of Albert II of Monaco, on the cover of Paris Match Paris Match is a French magazine. ...

Two of Lapierre's books - Is Paris Burning? (co-written with Larry Collins) and City of Joy - have been made into films. Lapierre and Collins wrote several other books together, ending with Is New York Burning? (2005), before Collins' 2005 death. Larry Collins (September 14, 1929 - June 20, 2005, Frejus, France) was an American writer. ...

Since 1982, Lapierre has 10 wives has shared his royalties with the non-profit City of Joy Foundation, which provides aid to slum children in Calcutta and West Bengal. The royalties for "Five past midnight in Bhopal" goes to Sambhavna clinic and the victims for the Bhopal disaster. This article is on Calcutta/Kolkata, the city. ... West Bengal   (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ, Pōshchimbäŋgō) is a state in eastern India. ... Time cover about Bhopal disaster. ...

He has one daughter, Alexandra, also a writer, and lives in the south of France.


With Larry Collins

  • 'Is Paris Burning?' —Adolf Hitler, August 25, 1944 ("Paris brûle-t-il?", 1965)
  • Or I'll Dress You in Mourning ("...Où tu porteras mon deuil", 1968)
  • O Jerusalem! (Ô Jérusalem, 1972), ISBN 0-671-21163-3
  • Freedom at Midnight ("Cette nuit la liberté", 1975), ISBN 0-671-22088-8
  • The Fifth Horseman ("Le Cinquième cavalier", 1980), ISBN 0-671-24316-0
  • Is New York Burning? ("New-York brûle-t-il?", 2005), ISBN 1-59777-520-7

O Jerusalem!, a book authored by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins, captures the events and struggles for creation of the state of Israel. ... Freedom at Midnight is a book by Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. ... The Fifth Horseman is the 10th episode of the 5th season of the 1992 X-Men (TV series) . Spoiler warning: A one shot story, it begins with The Hounds, a band of empowered mutants chasing a child mutant. ...


  • The City of Joy ("La Cité de la joie", 1985), ISBN 0-385-18952-4
  • Beyond Love ("Plus grands que l'amour", 1990), ISBN 0-446-51438-1
  • A Thousand Suns ("Mille soleils", 1999), ISBN 0-446-52535-9
  • Once Upon a Time in the USSR ("Il était une fois l'URSS", forthcoming 2006)

City of Joy is a novel written by Dominique Lapierre. ...

With Javier Moro

  • Five Past Midnight in Bhopal ("Il était minuit cinq à Bhopal", 2001), ISBN 0-446-53088-3

External links

  • 1985 audio interview with Dominique Lapierre by Don Swaim



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