Solange Fasquelle

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Solange Fasquelle
Born14 July 1933
Died15 August 2016(2016-08-15) (aged 83)
Years active1959-2016
Spouse(s)Jean-Claude Fasquelle
Parent(s)Edmée Frish de Fels
Jean de La Rochefoucauld
AwardsCazes Prize(1961)
Le Congrès d'Aix
Deux-Magots Prize(1967)
L'Air de Venise

Solange Fasquelle (14 July 1933 − 15 August 2016) was a French writer. She is the author of more than 20 novels.[1]

Solange Fasquelle was born in Paris, the daughter of Jean, Duke de La Rochefoucauld and Duchess, née Edmée Frisch de Fels. Her first novel, Malconduit, was published in 1959. She won the Cazes Prize in 1961 for Le Congrès d'Aix and the Deux-Magots Prize in 1967 for L'Air de Venise.[2] Among her most famous novels are also Les Amants de Kalyros (1971) and Les Falaises d'Ischia (1977). Her 1974 book Le Trio infernal was made into a film by Francis Girod, starring Michel Piccoli and Romy Schneider.[1] Mère, which was to be her last novel, was published in 2004.[3]

She was elected a member of the Femina Prize jury in 1992, following the steps of her mother, who had died the previous year.[4] She remained on the jury until her death.[5]

She had been the wife of Jean-Claude Fasquelle,[2] chairman of the French publishing house Grasset from 1981 to 2000.[6] Their daughter Ariane Fasquelle was also a publisher, working as head of foreign acquisitions for Grasset, and died in April 2016 before her mother.[2]


  1. ^ a b Paulet, Alicia (16 August 2016). "Mort de Solange Fasquelle, romancière et femme de lettres". Le Figaro (in French).
  2. ^ a b c Payot, Marianne (15 August 2016). "La femme de lettres Solange Fasquelle est morte". L'Express (in French).
  3. ^ M., Lauren (16 August 2016). "Mort de Solange Fasquelle et Françoise Mallet-Joris : la littérature féministe en deuil" (in French).
  4. ^ "Deux nouveaux membres au jury du prix Femina". Le Monde (in French). 29 February 1992. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Mort de la romancière Solange Fasquelle". Le Monde (in French). 15 August 2016.
  6. ^ "La maison Grasset" (in French). Retrieved 16 August 2016.