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Camille Laurens

Biography

Camille Laurens was born Laurence Ruel-Mézières in 1957 in Dijon. After studying literature, she taught in Rouen and Morocco. She moved towards writing autofiction with her novel, Philippe, about the death of her baby. When Marie Darrieussecq published a novel about the death of a baby, Laurens, accused Darrieussecq of psychic plagiarism (plagiat psychique). This led to a dispute between the two writers, both published by the same publisher, P.O.L. The result was that P.O.L. took Darrieussecq’s side, refusing to publish Laurens any more. She replied that she no longer wanted to be published by them. She is now published by Gallimard.

Other sites

Camille Laurens (in French)
Interview (in French)

On the feud with Marie Darrieussecq

Marie Darrieussecq:”L’accusation de plagiat est une mise à mort” (in French)
Marie Darrieussecq – Camille Laurens / Yannick Haenel – Claude Lanzmann – Annette Wieviorka / Polémique (in French)
Interview about feud with Camille Laurens (in French)
Interview about feud with Camille Laurens (in French)
Interview with Camille Laurens about feud with Marie Darrieussecq (in French)

Bibliography

1991 Index
1992 Romance
1994 Les Travaux d’Hercule
1995 Philippe
1998 L’Avenir
1999 Quelques-uns
2000 Dans ces bras-là (UK: In Those Arms, US: In His Arms)
2003 L’Amour
2003 Le Grain des mots
2004 Cet absent-là
2006 Ni Toi ni moi
2008 Tissé par mille
2009 Lettres à un adolescent. Les plus, beaux messages
2010 Romance nerveuse
2011 Les fiancées du diable, enquête sur les femmes terrifiantes
2011 Le Syndrome du coucou
2013 Encore et jamais
2016 Celle que vous croyez (Who You Think I Am)
2017 La petite danseuse de quatorze ans