- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : GP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Tension 4
French novelist and psychoanalyst.
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 III to concentrate on writing her novels. Her first husband was a mathematician and her second is an astrophysicist. She gave birth to a son in 2001 and to a daughter in 2004.
Marie Darrieussecq has been nominated for many prestigious awards. In 1996, her first novel Pig Tales was chosen as a finalist for the Prix Goncourt. It was also nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Pig Tales was accepted by its editor (POL) in less than 24 hours. It sold more than 300,000 copies and was translated in more than 30 languages. The book was a best-seller and sold 3,000 copies per day. In France, Pig Tales was the most popular first novel by a new author since the 1950s. Jean-Luc Godard bought the rights to the film.
In 2007, Darrieussecq's novel Tom est mort was nominated for the Prix Fémina and the Prix Goncourt. The Prix Fémina is awarded each year by a committee of women. Tom est mort was also nominated for the Prix Goncourt where it remained in the running until the second round. In 2012, Il faut beaucoup aimer les hommes won the prix Médicis.