|Born||1963 (age 59–60)|
Vanves, Hauts-de-Seine, France
|Alma mater||Centre de Formation des Journalistes de Paris|
|Notable works||Le Lambeau [Shreds]|
|Notable awards||Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2015)|
Jean-Luc Lagardère award for Journalist of the Year (2013)
Philippe Lançon (French: [lɑ̃sɔ̃]) is a journalist working for the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, who was wounded in the terrorist attack perpetrated against that publication on 7 January 2015.
Lançon works primarily for other French publications, specializing in literature. He is a weekly contributor to Charlie Hebdo.
Lançon also wrote for Libération, a newspaper in France, and is a critic on Latin American writings. He is also an educator on culture and Latin American literature, having been a guest speaker at Princeton University on occasion. In the Fall of 2015 he was expected to teach a course at Princeton titled "Writers and Dictators in Latin America."
- 1998: Monography on the artist Jean Daviot, Victoire éditions, Paris
- 2004: Philippe Lançon (under the pseudonym Gabriel Lindero) (2004). Je ne sais pas écrire et je suis un innocent [I do not know how to write and I am an innocent]. Paris: Calmann-Lévy. p. 350. ISBN 978-2-7021-3428-3. Archived from the original on 2007-10-22. Retrieved 2016-11-22.
- 2011: Philippe Lançon (2011). Les îles. Paris: Jean-Claude Lattès. ISBN 978-2-7096-3513-4.
- 2016: Preface to La Légèreté, by Catherine Meurisse, Dargaud, April 2016
- 2013: L'Élan, Paris, éditions Gallimard, series "Blanche", ISBN 978-2-07-014088-6
- 2018: Le Lambeau, Paris, éditions Gallimard, series "Blanche", 2018, 512 pages. ISBN 978-2-07268-907-9
Lançon was attending a weekly meeting of Charlie Hebdo at the time of the attack on 7 January 2015. He was wounded in the face by rifle fire and was left in critical condition, but ultimately survived his injuries. Once assured of his survival after long medical treatment and therapy, he wrote his story in the book Le Lambeau [Shreds], for which he received two literary prizes in France.
In 2013, he received the Jean-Luc Lagardère award for Journalist of the Year.
- Toner, Eneida (15 February 2016). "Princeton and the Paris Terrorist Attacks: by Philippe Lançon. Translated by Pascale Voilley". Princeton University. Retrieved 2 March 2019.
- Toner, Eneida (8 January 2015). "Philippe Lançon, PLAS Visiting Fellow for AY15, Injured in the Paris Terrorist Attack". Program in Latin American Studies. Princeton University. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
- "Philippe Lançon, prix Femina 2018 pour Le Lambeau : "On n'a pas besoin de héros"" [Philippe Lançon, Femina prize 2018 for Le Lambeau: "We do not need heroes."]. Le Figaro (in French). 6 November 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
- Solterer, Helen (19 October 2018). "Philippe Lançon Writing in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo". Durham, North Carolina: Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
- "Nomination dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres juillet 2015" [Nomination for the Order of Arts and Letters, July 2015] (in French). Paris: Ministère de la Culture. 4 September 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2019.