With a first book published at age 18 by the prestigious Editions de Minuit (home of the New Novelists), Marie NDiaye has an unusual profile: a full-time writer not issued from the intellectual elite. She has given the republic of letters a dozen novels and half a dozen plays in the past quarter of a century. Her fourth novel, En famille (1990), was reviewed in all the major magazines and newspapers. Her work was distinguished by a well-deserved Femina award for Rosie Carpe (2001), by a prestigious Villa Medicis residency of one year in Rome, and by the Goncourt award in 2009 which made her a best-selling if not “popular” author. She is one of only two women to be included in the repertory of the Comé…

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Makward, Christiane. "Marie NDiaye". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 September 2012
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