Claire Lerognon

Posts by Claire Lerognon

A Political Weather Forecast

Last week’s headline of the French satirical newspaper Le Canard enchaîné ruffled feathers left and right — as it should have.

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Accros à Laclos

“Quand, après m’être creusé la tête pendant des heures et des jours, je trouvais des solutions à “Collectionneur de papillons” ou “Toujours en tête à la mairie” (“Marianne”), j’étais tout simplement heureux.”

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Prix Goncourt

Tout ça pour un roman!

Paris, Place Gaillon. 8 November 2010, shortly before 1 p.m. Who is this man, causing such a media stir? And this one? Same address and time, on 3 November last year?

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Quoi ma gueule?

Gueule: a word you must know — and not only to get les fruits et légumes moches right.

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Cultiver son jardin

By the look of her garden, my sister would not qualify as French.

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Rando, philo, bistrot

Who knew that “métro, boulot, dodo,” the French slogan that epitomizes city life, originally appeared in a poem?

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