Justine Lévy

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Lévy in Paris, March 20, 2011

Justine-Juliette Lévy (born 1974) is a French book editor and author.

Life and career[edit]

Lévy is the eldest daughter of Isabelle Doutreluigne and French philosopher, writer, and intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy. Her 1995 debut novel "Le Rendez-vous" (The Rendezvous) was translated from French into English and published in the United States in 1997.

In 1995 she married Raphaël Enthoven, the son of her father's best friend, Jean-Paul Enthoven, who left her for model and singer, Carla Bruni (who is now married to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy).[1] She wrote a novel whose story paralleled her own life. The 2004 book was released in France under the title "Rien de Grave" (published in English in 2005 as Nothing Serious). The winner of the first Prix Littéraire Le Vaudeville, her book knocked The Da Vinci Code from Europe's bestseller lists. It was published in the United States in October 2005.

Justine has two children with long-term partner actor Patrick Mille.[2] She describes her relationship with Patrick as "not married, but like married". Like Nothing Serious protagonist Louise, Justine is also a little cynical about monogamy.[1]