Camille Laurens

Adrienne Angelo (Auburn University)
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Since the publication of her first novel,


, in 1991, Camille Laurens remains one of France’s foremost contemporary writers. To date, her substantial body of work comprises twelve literary texts, seven book-length essays, three plays, several pieces for artistic collaborations in theatre, dance, and music, and a number of articles and contributions to edited collections on topics related to literary theory, psychoanalysis, and autofiction. In 2006 she was named an Officer in the Order of Arts and Letters by the Minister of Culture. She has won numerous literary awards, including the Prix Femina, the Prix Renaudot des lycéens, and the French Academy’s Prix Eve-Delacroix. An international conference dedicated to Laurens’s body of work was held at the University of Caen in 2017.…

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Citation: Angelo, Adrienne. "Camille Laurens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 November 2023 [, accessed 13 April 2024.]

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