Yves Simon was born in Choiseul, France, in 1944. He has published over 30 books and released about twenty albums.
He retired from live concerts in 1977 but continued to release successful albums displaying a wide range of musical influences. He also made some live concert appearances in Japan in 1982 and in France in 2007.
He also has written articles for the magazine Actuel and many others. Simon's first best-selling roman was Océans in 1983. In 1991, Simon won Le Prix Médicis, for his novel La Dérive des sentiments. His novel Le Prochain amour (1997) became successful, and a short story collection, Un instant de bonheur, published in 1998, won the 'Grand Prix de la chanson de l'Académie française'.
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