Weyergans, in 2009, a member of the prestigious Académie française, which is regarded as the guardian of the French language. He was honored in 2005 for his book “Three days with my mother” with the most important French literary prize Goncourt.

in 1941 in Brussels-born Weyergans, of the turned also movies, and “Tristan and Isolde” has been staged in Germany with his book, “Francis and François” known. In it, he deals with the relationship to his father.

Weyergans visited the Jesuit College in Brussels, graduated in romance Philology and later filmography in Paris. His cinematic debut is Béjart’s a portrait of the choreographer Maurice. His novels are often marked autobiographical. It travelling heroes that symbolize the loneliness of the writer to dominate.