(Paris) The journalist and novelist Claude Sarraute, woman of television and radio, died in the night from Monday to Tuesday, her family announced to AFP.
Claude Sarraute died at his Parisian home at the age of 95, she said.
A woman of letters, a journalist for 35 years at Le Monde, Claude Sarraute was also a mainstay of Laurent Ruquier’s television programs and “Big Heads” on the radio. For many viewers, she will remain the unworthy granny, falsely ingenuous, who imposed her sense of burlesque on the sets.
Born on July 24, 1927 in Paris, Claude Sarraute was the eldest daughter of one of the great writers of the 20th century, Nathalie Sarraute (1900-1999), and lawyer Raymond Sarraute. She was long married to the philosopher, essayist and journalist, the academician Jean-François Revel, who died in 2006.
Claude Sarraute has written several novels (Hello, Lolotte, it’s Coco, Ah! love, always love, Sarraute, the girl of the year, Papa qui?, Say, do you love me ?, Dis voir, Maminette… or Belle belle belle…), which she mischievously referred to as “clowneries”.
She was the mother of sports journalist Martin Tzara and Nicolas Revel, head of the AP-HP.