In the wake of the success of  “La Mémoire du Petit Prince”, we met with its author Jean-Pierre Guéno (“Paroles de poilus”) to talk about his book and his interest in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and the Little Prince. The first part of the interview takes us back to the origins of the book, to the choice of narrator – none other than the Little Prince himself – and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s attachment to childhood.



Jean-Pierre Guéno places Saint-Exupéry in his “personal pantheon”, alongside authors such as Alain Fournier and Jean Moulin. More important even than talking to a successful author about his book was hearing directly from someone who was a friend of Saint-Exupéry, able to offer keys to a better understanding of the writer and pilot through extracts from books, photographs and other previously unseen documents.




The second part of this fascinating interview will be available next week.