Gilbert Gatore
  • Gilbert Gatore was born in Rwanda in 1981. On the eve of the civil war, his father gave him 'The Diary of Anne Frank' to read. Profoundly moved, the young boy decided, like the heroine, to keep a diary throughout the conflict. When he fled the country with his family in 1997, Zairian customs officers took everything they had, including the precious notebooks. Ever since, he has tried to recover the strength and truth of those emotions in his writing. This recent graduate of Science-Po and HEC is a two-time winner of the University Short Story Prize. The Past before You is his first novel, it was short-listed for the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman in France and won the Ouest France Prize in 2008.

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  • Le Passé devant soi -