Rights sold to China (Shanghai Literature) and Russia (Eksmo)
“If I had to do it all again, I would of course, but avoiding a few minor details: the car crashes, the hospital stays, the heartbreaks. But I don’t disown anything.”
Famous at nineteen, Françoise Sagan is not just a successful writer and a character who haunts Parisian nights… even though alcohol, gambling and adrenaline are part of her literary panoply.
This book of interviews is extraordinarily revealing about who Sagan was, behind the legend. It is a compilation of interviews she gave between 1955 and 1992, answering new questions, pointing out one thing, correcting another. Her views on love, friendship, money, writing, people and life itself illustrate a genuine and endearing, lucid and sincere figure.
At nineteen Françoise Sagan enjoyed huge acclaim with Bonjour tristesse, followed by many plays and novels, all of which were well received. She wrote her own obituary for the Dictionary of Authors, compiled by Jérôme Garcin: “Appeared in 1954 with a slender novel, Bonjour tristesse, which created a scandal worldwide. Her death, after a life and a body of work that were equally pleasant and botched, was a scandal only for herself.”
Françoise Sagan, dans ces entretiens donnés entre 1954, date de parution de Bonjour tristesse, le premier roman publié à dix-huit ans qui fit sa notoriété internationale, et 1992, ne renie rien : son regard sur l’amour, l’amitié, l’argent, l’écriture, les hommes et les femmes, les voyages, dessine une figure incroyablement cohérente et sincère à travers les années. Et le lecteur, sous le charme de cette conversation entre confidences et mots d’esprit, ne renie rien au plaisir qu’il y prend.