Cars: Rennes. Brigitte Giraud recounts the genesis of her crowned book from the Goncourt

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Brigitte Giraud : « Il fallait que je sois à la hauteur et j’ai attendu vingt ans avant d’écrire ce livre ». © Ouest-France Brigitte Giraud: "I had to be up to it and I waited twenty years before writing this book".

Brigitte Giraud explained this Tuesday, November 22, in Rennes, how she has long postponed the writing to live quickly which has just been crowned with the Goncourt Prize.

"I had to be up to it and I waited twenty years before writing to live fast". just crowned with the Goncourt Prize, Brigitte Giraud was this Tuesday, November 22 at the Espace Ouest-France in Rennes, at the invitation of the Le Failler bookstore. She told the long process that led her to write her book inquiry around the accidental death of Claude " The love of my life. "

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" I have long reported the writing of this book, explains the writer. p arce that I had to get out of chaos and literally, I am ready. Why did you choose the form of an investigation around Claude's motorcycle accident? "I knew that the days and months preceding the Not Nothing had gone as planned. It starts with the history of this little house, which we bought to take shelter and which will ultimately be the place where I will set out alone with my son, three days after the accident. "

" To write you need absolute energy "

" Why desire a place to oneself? " wonders the writer. Perhaps because their two families were expropriated, that of Claude in Algeria, that of Brigitte of his peasant campaign. “This book also talks about the cruelty of liberalism. Until the final sale of the house, twenty years later in an increasingly ransacked neighborhood. "

The house in perpetual renovation will become a character from the book: " The symbol of my life without Claude ".

"Was writing therapy?" ", asks a reader" No, writing has never been therapy. To write you need absolute energy, underlines Brigitte Giraud. We must master, perhaps not existence, but at least words. Finally I spent two years telling life with Claude. It’s a love book.

From her Goncourt Prize, the writer has received several proposals for adaptation to the cinema to live quickly . "My publisher studies them carefully ..."

Fabienne Richard.

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The journalist's third novel is a form of investigation in which the narrator questions his parents on their country of origin, Lebanon . © supplied by Franceinfo The Goncourt of high school students 2022 was awarded Thursday November 24 to Sabyl Ghoussoub for Beirut-Sur-Seine (Stock editions), announced Blandine Lebrequier, pupil in terminal class at the Thomas-Hélye de high school Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, from the town hall of Rennes, cradle of the price.

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