Gabriel Matzneff affair: what is this allowance paid by the Ministry of Culture and from which the writer benefits?

Gabriel Matzneff’s proclaimed taste for young girls and young boys has never made the publishing world blink – until now – but the next publication of Vanessa Springora’s “Consent” (by Grasset Editions) has game-changer. While the literary world is shaken by the new light on the pedophile practices of the writer, several members of the government did not wait for the release of this text, on January 2, to distance themselves from the writer today. now 83 years old.

On December 28, Franck Riester, the Minister of Culture, announced on Twitter that he was going to ask the National Book Center (CNL) whose mission is to support all actors in the book chain (and therefore writers) , to provide him with all the details on an allowance from which the author of “Séraphin, c’est la fin” was awarded the Renaudot Prize in 2013.

In addition, the writer, now 83 years old, also benefits from housing in the city of Paris in the 5th arrondissement which was allocated to him in 1994, therefore “under the mandate of Jacques Chirac”, as the said the town hall to AFP, confirming information from The Express. “The City of Paris today has no legal basis to request the departure of Mr. Matzneff, who is below the required income ceiling and over 65 years of age,” she said in a message. addressed to AFP.

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