Marie Darrieussecq


Born
in Bayonne, France
January 03, 1969

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Marie Darrieussecq was born on January 3, 1969. She was raised in a small village in the Basque Country.

While finishing her PhD in French Literature, she wrote her first novel, Truismes (Pig Tales) which was published in September 1996 by Paul Otchakovsky-Laurens (POL), who have published all her subsequent novels as well. After the success of Truismes, Darrieussecq decided to quit her teaching position at the University of Lille to concentrate on writing her novels. Her first husband was a mathematician, her second is an astrophysicist. She gave birth to a son in 2001 and to a daughter in 2004.

She endorsed Ségolène Royal's candidacy during the French Presidential Elections of 2007.
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“The emptiness is so intense, that anything which enters it leaves a trace, something of it remains in space: in the silence, in the whiteness, nothingness becomes peopled, too.”
Marie Darrieussecq, White

“Les rencontres nous signent. Nous devenons des livres d'or. Nous apprenons à parler des mots donnés par nos aimés. Quand il la revoit, "sa voix avait des plis comme la soie".”
Marie Darrieussecq, Être ici est une splendeur. Vie de Paula M. Becker

“Les femmes n'ont pas de nom. Elles ont un prénom. Leur nom est un prêt transitoire, un signe instable, leur éphémère. Elles trouvent d'autres repères. Leur affirmation au monde, leur "être là", leur création, leur signature, en sont déterminés. Elles s'inventent dans un monde d'hommes, par effraction.”
Marie Darrieussecq, Être ici est une splendeur. Vie de Paula M. Becker

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