July 1, 2022

Maryse Wolinski, novelist and journalist, is dead

Maryse Wolinski, author and journalist, died Thursday, December 9, at the age of 78, announced her publisher, Editions du Seuil. She was married for forty-three years to the cartoonist Georges Wolinski, killed in the attack on Charlie Hebdo in 2015. Their only daughter, Elsa Wolinski, had paid tribute to her mother, Wednesday on Instagram, in particular to the way in which she faced her imminent death: “With courage and elegance”.

Born in Algiers and originally from Lot-et-Garonne, Maryse Wolinski has written for many press titles, such as South West, Sunday Newspaper, She and Le Monde Sunday. She then turned to literature. In the press release announcing his death, Editions du Seuil recounted his beginnings:

“It was in 1988 that she established herself as a full-fledged novelist, with” Au diable Vauvert “, her first novel, published by Flammarion: intimacy and secrecy, family life, love (or love) in the couple, so many themes that will form the material of his later novels. “

Maryse Wolinski, September 25, 2015.

She will then sign The Master of Love (1992), Open letter to men who have understood nothing about women (1993) or The woman who loved men (1998). After the assassination of her husband, she devoted three books to him published by Le Seuil : Honey I’m going to Charlie in 2016, The taste of the good life in 2017 et At the risk of life in 2020.

Until 2020, she was pursuing a project to which her husband was very attached: the creation, in Paris, of a “European press cartoon house”, an idea launched by the designer in 2007, following a request from Jacques Chirac, and for which Emmanuel Macron is also committed.

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The World with AFP