Estelle Monbrun (ENG)

Estelle Monbrun

A former student of Léonard Limosin secondary school and with a PhD in literature from Paris, Estelle Monbrun (the pseudonym of this Proust expert) began her career as a professor of contemporary French literature in the United States, in New York then Saint Louis. She has become a world-renowned specialist in the works of Marcel Proust and Marguerite Yourcenar. Alongside her teaching profession, Estelle Monbrun writes detective novels published by Éditions Viviane Hamy. Her texts mix the crispness of writing, through the playful and parodic aspect of her literary production, and depth, through the scientific and documentary quality offered by those genres.

“My books can be read as mere detective novels but, if you know the source I am drawing from, you can have fun recognizing hidden quotes, stylistic references and coded characters’ names… It’s a kind of constant wink, a three-sided complicity between a writer, a novelist and a reader.”

books by this author

Meurtre à Montaigne

Murder in Montaigne

Paru le 23-04-2019
Meurtre à Isla Negra

Murder at Isla Negra

Paru le 10-04-2006
Meurtre à Petite Plaisance

Murder at Petite-Plaisance

Paru le 17-04-1998
Meurtre chez tante Léonie

The Murder of Aunt Léonie

Paru le 17-03-1994


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