Anne Berest

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Anne Berest
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Anne Berest at the Brive-la-Gaillarde book fair in 2010
Born (1979-09-15) September 15, 1979 (age 42)
Paris, France
OccupationWriter, actress
Notable awardsGrand prix de l'héroïne Madame Figaro de la biographie (2018)
Relatives Claire Berest (sister)
Francis Picabia (great-grandfather)
Gabrièle Buffet-Picabia (great-grandmother)

Anne Berest (born September 15, 1979) is a French writer and actress.



In 2008 she adapted Patrick Modiano's short autobiography Un Pedigree for the theatre with Edouard Baer. [1] Denis Westhoff  [ fr ], son of Françoise Sagan asked Berest to write about the creation of his mother's novel, Bonjour Tristesse. [2] The resulting book, Sagan 1954, was well received by critics: Berest "searched for and found les mot justes." [3]

In 2017, with her sister Claire Berest, she wrote a biography of her great-grandmother Gabrièle Buffet-Picabia. With Gabriële, the Berest sisters succeeded in bringing attention to their great-grandmother's often overlooked life and influence in the art world, specifically within the Dada movement. [4] La carte postale (The postcard), an enquiry into her Jewish family's past during World War Two, made the final selection for the 2021 Prix Goncourt [5] as well as the Prix Renaudot. [6]



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  1. Silber, Martine (2008-05-05). "La vie antérieure de Modiano dans la voix d'Edouard Baer" [The previous life of Modiano in the voice of Edouard Baer]. Le Monde (in French). Paris. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  2. Leyris, Raphaëlle (2014-05-10). "Sagan nostalgie" [Sagan nostalgia]. Le Monde (in French). Paris. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  3. Delorme, Marie-Laure (2014-05-14). "Anne Berest et Françoise Sagan, une amitié paradoxale" [Anne Berest and Françoise Sagan, a paradoxical friendship]. Le Journal du Dimanche (in French). Paris. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  4. Koutchoumoff, Lisbeth (2017-09-01). ""Que voulez-vous, ma femme a un cerveau érotique..."" ["What do you want, my wife has an erotic brain"]. Le Temps (in French). Lausanne. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  5. "Prix Goncourt 2021 : plus que 9 romans en lice et de nouvelles règles" [Prix Goncourt 2021: only 9 novels in contention and some new rules]. L'Obs (in French). Paris. 2021-10-05. Retrieved 2021-10-08.
  6. "Prix Renaudot 2021 : la 2e sélection est tombée" [Prix Renaudot 2021: the second selection has been announced]. L'Obs (in French). Paris. 2021-10-07. Retrieved 2021-10-08.