Writer and journalist
Nationality : French
Profession : Writer and journalist
Personal motto: “Have a dream and do it”
Writer, journalist, scriptwriter, Michèle Fitoussi, born in Tunisia on the 24th November 1954 and mother of two children, she is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (institute of political studies) of Paris.
As a column writer for ELLE for many years she has been really concerned about the issue of women and their rights in France and around the world. She is the author of a number of works, novels, essays and documents: Le Ras-le-Bol des Super Women (the despair of super women) (1987), Lettre à mon fils, (letter to my son) (1990), 50 centimètres de tissu propre et sec (50 centimetres of clean, dry fabric), (1992), Un bonheur effroyable, (frightening happiness) (1995), Des gens qui s'aiment, (people who love each other) (1997), La Prisonnière (the Prisoner) with Malika Oufkir (1999), Le dernier qui part ferme la maison (the last to leave closes the house) , (2004), ELLE, Une histoire des femmes (a history of women) ,, together with Marie-Françoise Colombani (2005), Victor (2007).
At the theatre she adapted Très Chère Mathilde, (L'Avant-Scène 2009,) from a play by Israël Horovitz, My Old Lady,, created in Marigny in 2008, with Line Renaud, Raphaelline Goupillot and Samuel Labarthe staged by Ladislas Chollat. And Un Corps Parfait,, (Denoël, 2007), an adaptation of a play by Eve Ensler “The good body”.
Along with Véronique Olmi and Anne Rotenberg Michèle Fitoussi is also the initiative behind the Festival of theatre playwrights “Le Paris des Femmes”, the first edition of which took place in January 2012 at the Mathurins theatre in Paris.
Her latest book "Bombay Nights" (Fayard Versilio) was released in September 2014.