Danièle Sallenave

Danièle Sallenave (born 28 October 1940 Angers) is a French novelist and journalist. In April 2011, she became a member of the Académie française.[1][2] In 1980 Sallenave received the Prix Renaudot for her novel Les Portes de Gubbio.

Danièle Sallenave
Born (1940-10-28) 28 October 1940
Nationality France


  • Un printemps froid: récits, P.O.L., 1983, ISBN 978-2-86744-009-0
  • Phantom life, Pantheon Books, 1989, ISBN 978-0-394-56453-1
  • À quoi sert la littérature ?, Editions Textuel, 1997, ISBN 9782909317359
  • L'Amazone du grand Dieu, Bayard, 1997, ISBN 978-2-227-43806-4
  • Castor de guerre, Gallimard, 2008, ISBN 978-2-07-078146-1

Critical works

  • Jacques Le Martinel (ed.), Danièle Sallenave: Visages d'une oeuvre, Angers University Press, 2000.
  • Bruno Thibault, Danièle Sallenave et le don des morts, Amsterdam/New York, Editions Rodopi, 2004.
  • Bruno Thibault (ed.), Danièle Sallenave, Europe, January 2014 (in press)


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Danièle Sallenave: septième immortelle". Liberation.fr. Retrieved 2 September 2018.

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