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Welcome to the official website of French contemporary writer Chantal Chawaf, who initiated  the “Ecriture feminine” and  has developped since then an original and poetic litterary work.

Latest novel

"Relégation", published at des femmes- Antoinette Fouque. A sisterhood story taking place in the suburbs.

essay

"Plaisirs de femmes - Women, pleasure and Transgression in French Literature & Culture" Allison, Evans, Tarr - Peter Lang

events

at Librairie des femmes, Paris. On december 3rd, 2019, Meet Chantal Chawaf.

Latest essay

Essay by Valérie Dusaillant-Fernandes "Écrire les blessures de l’enfance - Inscription du trauma dans la littérature contemporaine au féminin" Peter Lang, 2020

Press

“Un roman libératoire, et même cathartique. Quarante ans après son premier livre, «Retable la rêverie», la discrète Chantal Chawaf, dont l’oeuvre féministe, charnelle et incantatoire s’est construite à l’écart des médias, sort de son registre habituel pour dénoncer, avec rage, les dérives de l’édition, l’endogamie de la presse.”

Jerôme Garcin. L’Obs

“How does combining fact and fictional material allow practitioners (for example, Angot, Robin, Geneviève Brisac, Chantal Chawaf, Danielle Sallenave, Hélène Duffau, to name a few) to respond to rape, incest, violence, illness, and death? The trope of the wound has been fertile here, not least for the tension it embodies between rending and repair.”
 
Shirley Jordan (French Studies n°67)
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