Tatiana de Rosnay

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Tatiana de Rosnay
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Tatiana de Rosnay in 2013
Born (1961-09-28) 28 September 1961 (age 58)

Tatiana de Rosnay (born 28 September 1961) is a Franco-British writer.

Life and career[edit]

Tatiana de Rosnay was born on 28 September 1961 in the suburbs of Paris. She is of English, French and Russian descent. Her father is French scientist Joël de Rosnay, her grandfather was painter Gaëtan de Rosnay and they were born in Mauritius. Tatiana's paternal great-grandmother was Russian actress Natalia Rachewskïa, director of the Leningrad Pushkin Theatre from 1925 to 1949.[1]

Tatiana's mother is English, Stella Jebb, daughter of diplomat and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Gladwyn Jebb, and great-great-granddaughter of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the British engineer. Tatiana is also the niece of historian Hugh Thomas. Tatiana was raised in Paris and then in Boston, when her father taught at MIT in the 1970s. She moved to England in the early 1980s and obtained a bachelor's degree in English literature at the University of East Anglia,[2] in Norwich. On her return to Paris in 1984, she was a press officer, then became a journalist and literary critic for Psychologies Magazine.[1]

Since 1992, de Rosnay has published twelve novels in French and six in English. She has also worked on the series Family Affairs for which she has written two episodes with the screenwriter Pierre-Yves Lebert.[3][4] This series was broadcast on TF1 during the summer of 2000.

In 2007, de Rosnay published her most popular novel, Sarah's Key.[5] The book has sold over three million copies in French and almost two million in English.[6] In 2009 the book was adapted into the French film Sarah's Key by Serge Joncour, with Kristin Scott Thomas as Julia.[7]

In January 2010, several French magazines[who?] issued a ranking of the top French novelists, placing de Rosnay at number eight. In January 2011, Le Figaro magazine published a ranking of the top ten most read French authors.[8] This collation positioned de Rosnay at fifth.[9]

Published works[10][edit]


  • L'Appartement témoin, 1992
  • Mariés, pères de famille: Romans d'adultères, 1995
  • Le Dîner des ex: Roman, 1996
  • Le Cœur d'une autre, 1998
  • Le Voisin, 2000
  • La Mémoire des Murs, 2003
  • Spirales, 2004
  • Elle s'appelait Sarah (trans. Sarah's Key), 2007
  • Boomerang, 2009 (trans. A Secret Kept, 2010)
  • Moka, 2009
  • Rose, 2011 (trans. The House I Loved, 2012). The main theme of this novel is Baron Haussmann's renovation of Paris and the consequences for the inhabitants of the areas to be reconstructed.
  • À l’encre russe (trans. The Other Story), 2014
  • Sentinelle de la pluie (trans. The Rain Watcher), 2018

Short story collection[edit]

  • Son carnet rouge, 2014 (trans. A Paris Affair, 2015)


  • Manderley Forever: A Biography of Daphne du Maurier, 2017


  1. ^ a b "Tatiana de Rosnay – Macmillan Speakers Bureau". Macmillanspeakers.com. September 28, 1961. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "February | 2011 | Sarah's Key". Meganfast.wordpress.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  3. ^ Simek, Peter (August 3, 2011). "Interview: Novelist Tatiana de Rosnay on the Film Adaptation of Sarah's Key | FrontRow". Frontrow.dmagazine.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  4. ^ "La mémoire des murs de Tatiana de Rosnay – Imagin'Erre" (in French). Imaginerre.over-blog.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "sarahskey.com". sarahskey.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  6. ^ Freedah (July 22, 2011). "Sarah's Key (2011) Movie Tickets, Reviews, and Photos". Fandango.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  7. ^ Fresh Air from WHYY (July 26, 2011). "Kristin Scott Thomas: 'Sarah's Key' To A Dark Past". NPR. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  8. ^ "Google Translate". Translate.google.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  9. ^ Tatiana de Rosnay. "Tatiana de Rosnay". Tatiana de Rosnay. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  10. ^ "Site officiel de Tatiana de Rosnay // Official site of Tatiana de Rosnay". www.tatianaderosnay.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.

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