Novarina, Valère

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Novarina, Valère Gender: F
born on 4 May 1947 at 14:50 (= 2:50 PM )
Place Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland, 46n12, 6e11
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°15' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 05°58 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°58'


Franco-Swiss writer, playwright, director and painter.

Novarina is the son of the architect Maurice Novarina (1907-2002) and actress Manon Trolliet. He studied philosophy and philology at the Sorbonne.

In 1974, his first play, The flying Workshop, was directed by Jean-Pierre Sarrazac. In 1976, The National Theatre Criée Marseille staged his Falstafe, a free adaptation of Henry IV by William Shakespeare. Many of his plays were staged through the 1980s and 1990s.

Films directed by Christine Pascal and Jean-Luc Godard have used extracts from his writings.

He was awarded the Prix Jean Arp de littérature francophone (2011) for his entire œuvre. A tribute was paid to him in Strasbourg on 30 and 31 March 2012 on the occasion of the award ceremony under the 7th European Meeting of literature.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)


  • Work : Prize 2011 (Prix Jean Arp de littérature francophone)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Valère Novarina: théâtres du verbe" by Alain Berset (José Corti, 2001), p. 351: "4 mai 1947, à 14 heures 50 minutes est né à Chêne-Bougeries, canton de Genève, Suisse, NOVARINA Jean-Valère, fils de Novarina Paul Joseph Maurice, de nationalité française, architecte, domicilié à Thonon-les-Bains . . ."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Prix Jean Arp de littérature francophone)