Geneviève Brisac - Atlantide 2017
|Born||18 October 1951 (age 69)|
|Genre||Novel, screenplay, literary criticism, children's literature, short story|
|Notable works||Week-end de chasse à la mère|
|Notable awards||Prix Femina|
She is the winner of the Prix Femina in 1996 for Week-end de chasse à la mère, a novel translated in English as Losing Eugenio (2000) and referred to in The New York Times as a "mildly compelling text" and in Publishers Weekly as an "elegant narrative art".
She also writes short stories and children's literature, and is a literary critic for Le Monde, and with Christophe Honoré she co-wrote the screenplay for Honoré's Non Ma Fille, Tu N'iras pas Danser (2009). Plagued by anorexia from childhood, she wrote an "auto-fictional" novel, Petite (1994), in which she recounts her struggle with the disease.
She became very interested in Virginia Woolf, publishing V. W.: le mélange des genres (V. W .: the mixture of genres, with Agnès Desarthe, Paris: Éditions de l'Olivier, 2004), republished under the title of La double vie de Virginia Woolf (Paris: Points, 2008).
- Madame Placard, Paris, Gallimard, 1989.
- Les filles, Paris, Gallimard, 1997.
- Week-end de chasse à la mère, Paris, Seuil, 1998.
- Une année avec mon père, Paris, Éd. de l'Olivier, 2010.
- Pour qui vous prenez-vous ?, Paris, Éd. de l'Olivier, 2001.
- Petite, Paris, Éditions Points, 2015.
- "Tous les lauréats du Prix Femina". Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- Havercroft, Barbara (2007). "Paper Thin: Agency and Anorexia in Geneviève Brisac's Petite". In Valerie Raoul (ed.). Unfitting stories: narrative approaches to disease, disability, and trauma. Wilfrid Laurier UP. pp. 61–69. ISBN 978-0-88920-509-3.
- Courtivron, Isabelle de (22 June 1997). "The French Still Love a Succes de Scandale". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- "Losing Eugenio". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
- Gandillot, Thierry (3 May 2001). "Geneviève Brisac fait court avec talent". L'Express. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- Frasquet, Rébecca (2 September 2009). "Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser: Honoré filme sa Bretagne natale". Le Point. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- Interview with Geneviève Brisac, 02/02/2011, "What future for literature?", Sens public, see http://sens-public.org/articles/813/
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