Found this at Infinite Thought a while ago. A story by Badiou translated into English. Am curious about his novels, maybe try one in French?.. Also wonder how well known he is as a fiction writer in France.
Am stealing this reference and bio from Infinite Thought:
Story can be found in French Writing Today, ed. by Simon Watson Taylor (also translated the story) (London: Penguin, 1968). Original reference is: Alain Badiou, ‘Histoire de Duphort’ from Almagestes (Paris: Editions du Seuil, 1964).
‘Born 1937 in Rabat, Moroco. Graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris with a degree in philosophy. At present lecturer in philosophy at the University of Reims. The short text printed in this volume, an extract from his first novel, Almagestes (1964), written between 1956 and 1960, must not be considered particularly ‘representative’ of an extremely diffuse and complex work. The second volume of what is intended to be a trilogy, Portulans, started in 1960, appeared in 1967. Badiou’s critical articles include ‘L’autonomie du processus esthétique’ (Cahiers Marxistes Léninistes, September 1966), and a long essay on the Marxist philosopher L. Althusser (Critique, May 1967).’