Françoise Sagan, Suite 41
Françoise Sagan (1935 -2004) was the author of 20 novels, plays and film scripts. Her career began very early, in 1954, when her first, and still her most famous, novel "Hello Sadness" (Bonjour Tristesse) was published. Her private life was often subject to reports in the papers or the courts which painted her as "a charming little monster" leading a "Saganesque world" but she is best known for the nonchalant melancholy of the "everyday music" of her romantic novels with their rich, disillusioned bourgeois characters. She also co-wrote film dialogues and scenarios.