Yasmina Reza

Yasmina Reza (1959) is a French writer of Jewish, Iranian, and Hungarian descent.

She studied theater and sociology at the University of Paris X, Nanterre. She works as actress, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter.

Awards

  • 1987 Molière Award for Best Author (Conversations After a Burial)
  • 1994 Molière Award for Best Author, Best Play and Best Production (Art)
  • 1998 Tony for Best Play (Art)
  • 2000 Grand Prix du Théâtre de l’Académie Française
  • 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy (God of Carnage)
  • 2009 Tony for Best Play (God of Carnage)
  • 2012 César Award for Best Screenplay (Carnage)
  • 2016 Prix Renaudot (Babylone)

Books

Plays in English

  • Conversations After a Burial, tr. Christopher Hampton (2000. Conversations après un enterrement, 1987)
  • Art, tr. Christopher Hampton (1997. Art, 1994)
  • The Unexpected Man, tr. Christopher Hampton (1997. L’Homme du hasard, 1995)
  • Life X 3, tr. Christopher Hampton (2001. Trois versions de la vie, 2000)
  • The God of Carnage, tr. Christopher Hampton (2008.  Le Dieu du Carnage, 2007)

Novels in English

  • Desolation, tr. Carol Janeway (2002. Une désolation, 1999)
  • Happy are The Happy, tr. John Cullen (2015. Heureux les heureux, 2013)

Plays in French

  • Conversations après un enterrement, 1987
  • La Traversée de l’hiver, 1989
  • Art, 1994
  • L’Homme du hasard, 1995
  • Trois versions de la vie, 2000
  • Une pièce espagnole, 2004
  • Le Dieu du Carnage, 2007
  • Bella figura, 2015

Novels in French

  • Hammerklavier, 1997
  • Une désolation, 1999
  • Adam Haberberg, 2003
  • Nulle part, 2005
  • Dans la luge d’Arthur Schopenhauer, 2005
  • L’Aube le soir ou la nuit, 2007
  • Heureux les heureux, 2013
  • Babylone, 2016
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