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Elvire de Brissac

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Elvire de Brissac
BornJanuary 19, 1939 (1939-01-19) (age 82)
OccupationNovelist, biographer
Parent(s)Pierre de Cossé Brissac, 12th Duke of Brissac
Marie-Zélie Schneider
RelativesEugène Schneider (maternal great-great-grandfather)
Henri Schneider (maternal great-grandfather)
Eugène Schneider II (maternal grandfather)
Charles Schneider (maternal uncle)
Lilian Constantini (maternal aunt)

Elvire de Brissac (born January 19, 1939) is a French novelist and biographer. Her awards include the Prix des Deux Magots, Grand prix des lectrices de Elle, Prix Contrepoint, Prix Goncourt, and the Prix Femina Essai.


Elvire de Brissac was born on January 19, 1939.[1] Her father Pierre de Cossé Brissac was the 12th Duke of Brissac, a businessman and author.[1] Her mother Marie-Zélie Schneider, also known as May Schneider, was the daughter of French industrialist Eugène Schneider II and an heiress to the Schneider-Creusot fortune.[1]

She grew up at the Château de Brissac in Brissac-Quincé, Maine-et-Loire, France.

She is a novelist and biographer.[1]

She received the Prix des Deux Magots for A Pleur-Joie in 1969, the Grand prix des lectrices de Elle and the Prix Contrepoint for Un long mois de septembre in 1972, the Prix Goncourt for Les anges d'en bas in 1999, and the Prix Femina Essai for Ô dix-neuvième! in 2001.

She resides at the Château d'Apremont-sur-Allier in Apremont-sur-Allier, Cher, France.[1][2] She is unmarried.[1]



  • À pleur-joie, Grasset (1969).
  • Un long mois de septembre (Paris: Grasset, 1971) Grand prix des lectrices de Elle
  • Les Règles (Paris: Gallimard, 1974).
  • Ballade américaine (Paris: Stock, 1976).
  • Grabuge et l’Indomptable Amélie (Paris: Folio Junior, 1977).
  • Ma chère République (Paris: Grasset, 1983).
  • Le Repos (Paris: Grasset, 1986).
  • Au Diable (Paris: Grasset, 1993).
  • Le Tour de l'arbre (Paris: Grasset, 1996).
  • Une forêt soumise (Paris: Grasset, 1997).
  • Les Anges d’en bas (Paris: Grasset, 1998).
  • Connaissez-vous les rides ? (Paris: Grasset, 2005).
  • La Corde et le Vent (Paris: Grasset, 2014).


  • Ô dix-neuvième ! (Paris: Grasset, 2001).
  • Il était une fois les Schneider, 1871-1942 (Paris: Grasset, 2007).
  • Voyage imaginaire autour de Barbe Nicole Ponsardin Veuve Clicquot (1777 - 1866) (Paris: Grasset, 2009).


  1. ^ a b c d e f Philippe Lançon, Elvire de Brissac. Proust au berceau, Libération, February 3, 2014
  2. ^ Michel Legris, Apremont-sur-Allier (Cher), L'Express, June 24, 1993
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