The page of Portante, Jean, English biography
Jean Portante (born 1950 in Differdange) is a Luxembourg poet, novelist, translator and journalist. He grew up in an Italian immigrant family but finally chose French as the language for his works. He has written over twenty books, which include collections of poems, short stories, plays, screenplays, chronicles and novels, and he has been translated into several languages. He is the director of the 'Graphiti' series of poetry in Editions PHI, and the editor of the weekly Le Jeudi. He chairs and runs the Journées Littéraires de Mondorf. Jean Portante is a founding member of the European Academy of Poetry and a member of International P.E.N. France.
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