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Leading French-language author dies

One Switzerland’s best known and most respected French-language authors, Yvette Z’Graggen, died in Geneva on Monday at the age of 92.

This content was published on April 16, 2012 - 21:53
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She had been suffering from a long illness.

She wrote novels, short stories and radio plays, and also translated German and Italian literary works into French.

Z’Graggen’s first novel “La Vie attendait” (Life was waiting) was published in 1944. It contained one of the themes she frequently came back to in later works: the relationship between the sexes as seen through the fates of women.

Other recurring topics were social inequalities and murky areas of Swiss history in the Second World War.

Her last book, “Juste avant la pluie” (Just before the rain), was published in 2011.

She won a number awards, including the Prix Schiller, Switzerland’s oldest literary prize, in 1996 for her work as a whole.

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