Françoise Chandernagor

Françoise Chandernagor

Graduate of  the Paris Institute of Political Studies and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration (ENA), from which she graduated as the top student as the first woman in history. Following her education, she worked for many years at the French Council of State, as well as in other public institutions, where she was handling economic matters. She was also involved in charity work, serving as the Vice President of the Fondation de France. In 1994, she decided to end her career in state administration to devote her time to literature. In 1981, she published her first novel, L'Allée du Roi, followed up by eleven more books. Although some of her books describe contemporary society, she made a name for herself as the author of historical novels. Two of them (L'Allée du Roi and L'Enfant des Lumières) were adapted for television. Her works were translated into fifteen languages.

She joined the ranks of the Goncourt Academy in June 1995, rising to the position of its Vice President.


Several of her books were published in Polish, including

2014 -  Les Dames de Rome, translated by Krystyna Szeżyńska-Maćkowiak, Wydawnictwo Sonia Draga;

2013 - Les Enfants d'Alexandrie,, translated by Krystyna Szeżyńska-Maćkowiak, Wydawnictwo Sonia Draga;

2008 - La Première Épouse, translated by Wojciech Gilewski, Muza;

2005 - La Chambre , translated by Joanna Polachowska, Czytelnik;

1991 - L'Allée du Roi, translated by Wojciech Gilewski, Czytelnik.

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