Chandernagor, Françoise

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Chandernagor, Françoise Gender: F
Françoise Annie Chandernagor
born on 19 June 1945 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Palaiseau, France, 48n43, 2e15
Timezone WEMT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°42' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°19 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 26°56'

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Françoise Chandernagor
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French writer and formal legal advisor to the government. In 1991 Françoise Chandernagor authored the report (she was Attorney-General) of the Council of State (the supreme court for administrative justice).

In 1993 she left the administration and abandoned her career as a civil servant to dedicate her time to writing.

Since 1981, when she published ‘The King’s Way’ several of her novels were translated in fifteen languages, and two of them were the object of television adaptations.

Françoise Chandernagor presides the Jean Giono Prize, and is currently the administrator of the Foundation of the Castle of Maintenon, Corporation of the readers of the World, and Century. She is member of the Académie Goncourt since June 1995.

An anecdote: Rumor has it that Françoise Chandernagor, during her big admission speech at ENA, answered the question of the jury: What difference do you make between a lover and a husband? with the clever answer: it's like... night and day!

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Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'Ecrivains' pdf file, p. 89.


  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Attorney-General of France)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women