Writer, essayist and columnist. She lived in Morocco for twelve years, where she taught in Casablanca and Marrakech, and where she also wrote her first novels, analysing the relationship between fiction and reality, and between illusion and truth. After the death of her son Philippe in 1994, she focused on introspective self-fiction in her work. She is also interested in language as a living organism – she has published several books on the subject, and has devoted a series of broadcasts on France-Culture to this issue. She has been a literary columnist since 2002; she has worked with numerous magazines, including L'Humanité, Le Monde and Libération, and has also run a weekly column in Le Monde des livres. In 2000, her book Dans ces bras-là won the Femina Award. Her books have been translated into some thirty languages.
Member of the Goncourt Academy since February 2020.
Her works published in Polish include:
2002 - Dans ces bras-là, translated by Wiktor Dłuski, Libros; re-released in 2016, Drzewo Babel.
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Wednesday, 25 October
How to appreciate literature? A conversation with the Goncourt Academy
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