Born in Tunis in 1950, Colette Fellous moved to Paris at age 17 to pursue literature studies. She studied at the Sorbonne under Roland Barthes at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, and wrote her thesis on Bataille. Her first novel, Roma, was published in 1982, followed by 18 books, among them Le Petit Palais (1995), Le Petit Casino (1999), Avenue de France (2001), Aujourd’hui (2005) which received the prix Marguerite Duras, and, this year, La Préparation de la vie about Roland Barthes. She created and is the publisher of the collection “Traits et Portraits” for Mercure de France, and is the producer of Carnet nomade, a literary program for France Culture.
Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume: Gérard Philipe; Je ne suis pas là; Le Fils perdu, co-author, La Vie culturelle dans la France occupée
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