Le Nouvel Observateur's managing editor Laurent Joffrin is celebrating his 68th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed journalists of his generation.
Popular journalist Laurent Joffrin has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 68th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Joffrin, a cultural icon
Born Laurent André Marie Paul Mouchard in Vincennes on June 30, 1952, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in French history. Joffrin's not just a great journalist, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Laurent hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Laurent Joffrin as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 68.
Happy Birthday, Laurent, you're the best!
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