Mallet-Joris, Françoise

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Mallet-Joris, Françoise Gender: F
Françoise Eugénie Julienne Lilar
born on 6 July 1930 at 07:30 (= 07:30 AM )
Place Antwerp, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°27' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°22 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 14°33'

Françoise Mallet-Joris (photo by Suzanne Fredericq, 1988)
photo: Verbist (talk) Suzanne Fredericq, license gfdl


Belgian author, the daughter of the writer Suzanne Lilar and the Belgian Minister of Justice and Minister of State Albert Lilar, and the sister of the 18th century art historian Marie Fredericq-Lilar. Mallet-Joris spent two years in the United States before going to Paris, France, where she attended the Sorbonne.

Mallet-Joris began her literary career early with the publication of Le rempart des Béguines in 1951. It was translated as The Illusionist. It is set in a town that resembles Mallet-Joris' native Antwerp and addresses the themes of social class and lesbianism. She followed her first work with a sequel in 1955, La chambre rouge (in English, The Red Room). In it, she continued her treatment of social class and norms in Belgium.

She was a member of the Prix Femina committee from 1969 to 1971 when she was appointed to the Académie Goncourt.

She was married to Robert Amadou, Alain Joxe and Jacques Delfau, and has four children, Daniel Amadou, and Vincent, Alberte and Pauline Delfau.

She died on 13 August 2016, aged 86, in Bry-sur-Marne, France.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection: Gauquelin 6/1149

Sy Scholfield quotes her for 6:45am in "Dans le secret des dix l'Académie Goncourt intime" by Marcel Cordier (L'Harmattan, 1997), p. 50: "Françoise Eugénie Julienne Lilar naît entre les deux guerres, le 6 juillet 1930, sous le signe du Cancer. Nous sommes en Belgique, à Anvers, ... 'Je peux même vous dire que je suis née un dimanche à 6 h 45.' — 'Vous vous intéressez à l'astrologie ?' — 'Chaque jour, je lis mon horoscope."


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist, novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Author)