Laurence Plazenet

Laurence Plazenet

Laurence Plazenet (born 1968) is a contemporary French novelist and teacher of French literature at the Sorbonne. Her areas of interest include the poetics of 17th-century French novel, the techniques of ancient literature, the history of classical reason and sensuality. A member of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, member of the jury of the André Gide Prize for Literature. She published her first novel, Love Itself, in 2005, although she had dreamed of writing since childhood. In 2012, this novel was awarded the European Union Prize for Literature.

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