Paris (AFP)

The novelist Yann Moix, at the center of a controversy after acknowledging being the author of antisemitic texts and drawings at the age of 21, has chosen to "put an end" to the promotion of his latest novel, announced Monday his publisher.

"After expressing himself, especially on the show" We're not in bed ", the author has chosen to put an end to the promotion of his book and to withdraw from the media," said the house. Grasset in a statement addressed to AFP.

The 51-year-old writer has just published "Orleans" where he discusses the abuse he suffered during his childhood. His version of the facts was challenged by his father and younger brother who actually accuses the writer of being his hangman.

This family and literary controversy has been grafted with serious accusations of anti-Semitism.

Questioned by L'Express, the novelist admitted to having drawn antisemitic cartoons and wrote negationist texts in a student magazine when he was 21 years old. "I assume, I end everything, what I did at the time with 3 or 4 cons, we were completely lost types," he admitted. The writer apologized during the show "We are not lying" on France 2 asking including "pardon" to Bernard-Henri Levy he is close.

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