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Franz-Olivier Giesbert (born January 18, 1949 in Wilmington, Delaware) is an American-born French journalist, author, and television presenter.
Giesbert worked for Le Figaro from 1988 to 2000 and for Le Point starting in 2000.
In 2013, he wrote the scenario of a documentary about his relationship with the former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, secrets d'une présidence. ("Nicholas Sarkozy, secrets of a presidency").
Giesbert hosts the cable television, weekly, literary show Le Gai Savoir on Paris Première. In 1999, the show won the Richelieu price of the Association for the Defense of French Language. Since October 2011, he hosts Les Grandes Questions on France 5. And starting in 2012, he also hosts on France 3 the monthly show Le Monde d'après ("The world after").
- L'Affreux ("The ugly") , Grasset, 1992 (Grand prix du roman de l'Académie française, 1992)
- La Souille ("The soil"), Grasset, 1995 (Prix Interallié, 1995)
- Un très grand amour ("A great love"), Gallimard, 2010 (Prix Alain Duménil, 2010)
- La cuisinière d'Himmler (Himmler's cook"), Gallimard, 2013 (Globe de Cristal Awards winner, 2014)