Lionel Duroy de Suduiraut (born 1 October 1949) is a French writer and journalist born in Bizerte (Tunisia) into an impoverished family of aristocratic origin who long shared extreme right-wing ideas. His youth in this environment left a profound mark on him and was the breeding ground for many of his books. (Priez pour nous, Le Chagrin).
Lionel Duroy was first a delivery man, a courier, a worker, then a journalist at Libération and at L'événement du jeudi. Since the publication of his first novel in 1990, he has devoted himself entirely to writing novels with an essentially autobiographical content. He is happy to talk about his mother, the family trauma linked to his father's war wounds and the legal expulsion of his family from their home in 1955 - following a lack of solidarity from the rest of the family.
He is a ghost-writer for many celebrities who wish to publish their autobiographies.