|born on||4 May 1947 at 14:50 (= 2:50 PM )|
|Place||Chene-Bougeries, Switzerland, 46n12, 6e11|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||13°15' 05°58 Asc. 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.
- Work : Prize 2011 (Prix Jean Arp de littérature francophone)
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)