Patrick LapeyrePatrick Lapeyre is a French writer, and winner of the Prix Femina, 2010, for his seventh novel, ''La vie est brève et le désir sans fin''.
Lapeyre was born in 1949 in Pantin. He attended the École Normale Supérieure with Alain Finkielkraut and Pascal Bruckner before studying literature at the Sorbonne. After becoming a teacher, he published his first novel, ''Le corps inflammable'', in 1984. He received the Prix du Livre Inter in 2004 for ''L'Homme-soeur'' and the Prix Femina in 2010 for ''La vie est brève et le désir sans fin''. Provided by Wikipedia