Dominique Schneidre

Dominique Schneidre (born July 8, 1942) is a French novelist.

Dominique Schneidre
Dominique Schneider

July 8, 1942 (1942-07-08) (age 77)
ResidenceParis, France
Parent(s)Charles Schneider
Lilian Constantini
RelativesEugène Schneider (paternal great-great-grandfather)
Adolphe Schneider (paternal great-great-granduncle)
Henri Schneider (paternal great-grandfather)
Eugène Schneider, II (paternal grandfather)
Jean Schneider (paternal uncle)
Jules Guesde (maternal great-grandfather)

Early life

Dominique Schneidre was born on July 8, 1942.[1] Her father, Charles Schneider, was a businessman. Her mother, Lilian Constantini, was an actress.

Her paternal grandfather, Eugène Schneider, II, was a businessman, banker and politician. Her paternal great-grandfather, Henri Schneider, was a businessman. Her paternal great-great-grandfather, Eugène Schneider, was the co-founder, with her paternal great-great-granduncle Adolphe Schneider, of Schneider-Creusot in 1836. The company became known as Schneider Electric in 1999.

Her maternal great-grandfather, Jules Guesde, was a journalist and Socialist politician.[2]


Schneider started her career as a psychoanalyst.[1] She is a novelist.[3] She has written seven novels. She has also co-written a children's book and a biography about her family.

Schneider was the recipient of the Prix Anna de Noailles from the Académie française in 2002 for Fortune de mère.[3]

Her 2014 novel, Avons-nous assez navigué, is about an elderly woman who goes to the Palais Garnier to see Eugene Onegin.[4][5] There, she meets an old lover, Antoine, and tries to rekindle their romance.[4][5]

Personal life

She lives in an apartment overlooking the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.[2]



  • Atteinte à la mémoire des morts (Paris: Éditions Robert Laffont, 1987, 301 pages).
  • Les Chagrins d'éternité (Paris: Éditions Robert Laffont, 1988, 187 pages).
  • La Capitane (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1990, 282 pages).
  • Gratin (Paris: Éditions JC Lattès, 1993, 175 pages).
  • Le Corps principal (Paris: Éditions Albin Michel, 1997, 313 pages).
  • Fortune de mère (Paris, Éditions Fayard, 2001, 359 pages).pages).
  • Avons-nous assez navigué (Paris: Éditions JC Lattès, 2014, 200 pages).

Children's book

  • Les Secrets d’Illan illustrés par Cézanne (with Lucien Chaminade; Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Éditions Calmann-Lévy, 1995, 26 pages).


  • Les Schneider, Le Creusot : une famille, une entreprise, une ville : 1836-1960 (with Caroline Mathieu, Bernard Clément; Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Éditions Fayard, Le Creusot, Écomusée, 1995, 366 pages).


  1. Schneidre, Dominique (1942-....) , Bibliothèque nationale de France
  2. Tami Williams, Germaine Dulac: A Cinema of Sensations, Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2014, p. 164
  3. Académie française: Dominique Schneider
  4. Dominique Schneidre : Tout est encore possible, Journal du Dimanche, May 25, 2014
  5. Marianne Payot, Dominique Schneidre: dés(illusion), L'Express, June 30, 2014
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