Noëlle Châtelet

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Noëlle Châtelet
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Born Noëlle Jospin
(1944-10-16) 16 October 1944 (age 72)
Meudon, France
Occupation Writer
Nationality French
Notable works The Lady in Blue

Noëlle Châtelet ((French pronunciation: ​[noɛl ʃatlɛ]); born 16 October 1944 as Noëlle Jospin) is a French writer and lecturer at the Paris Descartes University in the humanities. She is the author of essays, collections of short stories and novels translated into several languages.

Life and career[edit]

Noëlle Châtelet obtained her PhD at Paris 8 University with thesis in sociology titled 'The Culinary Melee: Images and Institutions' about psychosocial and cultural aspects of eating disorders in young women.

She was director of the French Institute of Florence, Italy, from 1989 to 1991, and since 2003 is the vice-president of the Society of Men of Letters of France.

She also participated as an actress in numerous works for television and film until 1987.

She is the widow of the philosopher François Châtelet. She is the sister of Lionel Jospin.



  • The Culinary Melee
  • Stories of mouths, Mercure de France, 1986/Gallimard Folio, 1988. The new Prix Goncourt in 1987.
  • A Contre-sens, 1989
  • A table, 1992
  • Le Baiser d'Isabelle, 2007
Noëlle Châtelet and Vahram Zaryan / Forum Européen de Bioéthique - Forum Culture / Strasbourg

Price of the young writer in 1995.

  • The Short scale, Gallimard, 1991. Folio, 1993.
  • The Lady in Blue, Folio, 1997. Price Anna de Noailles, the French Academy.
  • La Femme Coquelicot, 1997
  • Le Petite aux tournesols, 1998
  • La Tête en bas, 2002, Adaptation of the novel and staged a performance of contemporary mime by Compagnie Vahram Zaryan,2013
  • La Dernière Leçon, 2004 - adapted into the 2015 film The Final Lesson
  • Au pays des vermeilles, 2009

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