A house bordered by a small garden where an imposing lilac rises, and protected by a wall covered with ivy: it is the haven of peace, the oasis laid out by the writer Luc Lang in a former cork factory, in Montreuil. And it is there that he wrote his latest novels, including the autobiographical Mother, La Tentation, winner of the Medici Prize in 2019, and his new opus, Le Récit du combat, published by Stock. On the walls: African masks brought back from Cameroon and Mali, paintings by his Catalan friend Roger Cosme Estève. And a whole mess of books, CDs, DVDs. At the end of the vast ground floor: the dojo, a place dedicated to the practice of martial arts, its "possibility of an island", as he writes, "which restores to the house its true destination".
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For almost forty years, Luc Lang has been engaged in two parallel and intertwined passions: karate (he is a 5th dan black belt) and writing. We could add motorcycling and the arts in general, which he has been teaching since 1988 at the School of Fine Arts of Cergy-Pontoise...
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