Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras (Saigon, 1914 – Paris, 1966) was a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. Her work, influenced at first by English narrative, evolved towards the more experimental style of the nouveau roman. L’amant (1984) won her the Goncourt Prize and became a worldwide success. Her literary contribution is vast, comprising forty novels and a dozen of plays.