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Biography of Marie NDIAYE

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Born on 04/06/1967 (format : day/month/year)

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Marie NDiaye (b. June 4, 1967), is a French-Senegalese novelist and playwright and is widely acknowledged as one of France's most important living writers.November 2, 2009,  She  won France’s most prestigious literary award, the 106-year-old Prix Goncourt for “Trois Femmes Puissantes,”" Three powerful women" a novel about three African women who struggle to maintain their dignity against all odds.

Born in Pithiviers in 1967, she published her first novel Quant au riche avenir with Minuit in 1985, and has been producing groundbreaking work ever since. Novels include En famille (1990), La Sorcière (1996) and   Rosie Carpe 2001, winner of the Prix Fémina), while her play Papa doit manger entered the repertory of the Comédie-Française in 2003. The world of Marie NDiaye is saturated in anxiety, humour, cruelty, humiliation and uncertainty, frequently bordering on fantastical terrain. Her fictional and theatrical vision is singular, a simultaneously lucid, deranged, and effortlessly politicized insight into the realities of contemporary France, into life, death, and the fabric of our worlds.


Last update : 11/02/2009

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