Josyane Savigneau

Josyane Savigneau (born 14 July 1951 in Châtellerault, France) is a French journalist and writer for Le Monde.

Josyane Savigneau


She became editor-in-chief of Le Monde des Livres, editorial subdivision of Le Monde (2005).

She has written 3 biographies: Marguerite Yourcenar,[1] Carson McCullers, and an auto-biography.


  • Marguerite Yourcenar, l'invention d'une vie, Gallimard/Folio, 1993, ISBN 2-07-038738-0
  • Carson McCullers, un cœur de jeune fille, Stock, 1995, ISBN 978-2-253-14109-9
  • Juliette Gréco : hommage photographique, Actes Sud, 1998, ISBN 978-2-7427-2059-0
  • Un point de côté, Stock, 2008, ISBN 978-2-234-05489-9


  1. ^ Amoia, Alba della Fazia; Knapp, Bettina Liebowitz (2004). Multicultural Writers Since 1945: An A-to-Z Guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 542. ISBN 9780313306884.