Marie NDiaye (2429 words)

  • Christiane Makward (Penn State University)

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 Comédie Franç…

Makward, Christiane. "Marie NDiaye". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 September 2012
[, accessed 25 October 2016.]