Journalist and writer Claude Sarraute dies aged 95

Claude Sarraute died on the night of Monday to Tuesday in Paris. She was 95 years old.

She was one of the most familiar female faces in the PAF.

Journalist Claude Sarraute died last night at the age of 95 at her Parisian home, her family announced on Tuesday (June 20).

A woman of letters, she notably collaborated with the newspaper Le Monde for 35 years.

She was best known to the general public for her participation in Laurent Ruquier’s popular programs, such as » We tried everything «, or » On va s’gêner «.

Born on July 24 in the very chic 16th arrondissement of the capital, Claude Sarraute grew up surrounded by her two sisters (Anne and Dominique) in a bourgeois and cultured family, in which literature is very present.

His mother was none other than the novelist Nathalie Sarraute (1900-1999) — born Natalia Illichna Tcherniak in Russia — known for having been one of the leading figures of the «New Roman», this literary movement opposed to existentialism which was born from the rupture of traditional romantic codes.

After being educated at the École alsacienne, she completed brilliant studies in the faculties of letters and law, she obtained a degree in English and then decided, in 1949, to embark on a career as an actress in the theater. This only lasts 3 years, then Claude Sarraute then turns to journalism.

She then joined the cast of Laurent Ruquier’s columnists and regularly participated, between 1995 and 2018, in his radio shows, such as » Rien à waxer » on France Inter, then » On va s’gêner » on Europe 1, or more television, in particular » We tried everything » and » We didn’t say everything » on France 2.

Also a writer, she would write more than a dozen books throughout her life.

In recent years, her declining health had kept her away from her activities.

She died at the age of 95.

Married 3 times, Claude Sarraute was the mother of four children, including sports journalist Martin Tzara, a figure in the TF1 sports department.

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