Bernard Privat

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Bernard Privat (1914–1985) was a French writer and editor.


Bernard Privat received the Prix Femina for Au pied du mur in 1959.

He was also in charge of the éditions Grasset for over twenty-five years. As Bernard Grasset's nephew, Bernard Privat took the job in 1954.[1] In 1967, along with his friend Jean-Claude Fasquelle, he merged his publishing company with the éditions Fasquelle. He would go on to publish authors such as Yves Berger, François Nourissier, Françoise Mallet-Joris, Matthieu Galey, Françoise Verny, and Edmonde Charles-Roux, who received the Prix Goncourt with Oublier Palerme.[2] Bernard Privat left his job at the éditions Grasset in 1981.


  • Cet ange en moi (1943, poetry)
  • Églogues by Virgil (1948, translation)
  • Armance (1947)
  • Au pied du mur, (1959, Prix Femina)
  • Une nuit sans sommeil (1966)
  • La Jeune Fille (1976)
  • L'Itinéraire (1982)


  1. ^ 'Olivier Nora, le diplomate' in Le Figaro, 14 October 2007.
  2. ^ Official Website for the editions Grasset