Michel Houellebecq (1956) born as Michel Thomas received popularity as a French author known for the publication of poems, essays and diversity of books. Houellebecq published a few novels, namely Whatever (1994), Atomised (1998), The Art of Struggle (1996) Submission (2015) and Platform (2001). Houellebecq lived in Algeria from only five months old until 1961, although born in Réunion. He described in an article about his parent’s disinterest in his life and when his mother sent him to live in France.
Houellebecq lived with his paternal grandmother, a communist supporter, while his mother left to settle in Brazil. He accepted his grandmother’s maiden name Houellebecq as his pen name. Houellebecq attended the Lycée Chaptal secondary school in Paris. Thereafter he joined Lycée Chaptal to prepare for admission to an elite educational institution. In 1975 Houellebecq attended the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon. In time also started with his own literary review named Karamazov.
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