Myriam Anissimov

Myriam Anissimov reading at the Folies d'Encre boosktore, Montreuil, June 2014 Myriam Anissimov (born 1943 in Sierre, Switzerland) is a French writer.

She is the author of several biographies, including of Primo Levi, ''Tragedy of an Optimist'' (Overlook Press) and Romain Gary, as well as many novels and a book for young adults.

Anissimov wrote the preface to the first French publication of ''Suite Francaise'', the publication of which led to Némirovsky's posthumous fame. Denise Epstein, Némirovsky's daughter, first approached Anissimov with the manuscripts which she was planning to donate to an archive, when Anissimov urged her to submit them for publication instead, and put her in contact with Olivier Rubinstein, head of Denoël.

Anissimov has described herself as "A Yiddish writer in French". Provided by Wikipedia
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    Person: Anissimov, Myriam (Interviewer)
    Publication data: Frankreich (F), 1991
    Published in: Le monde de la musique 5/1991, S. 94-96.
    Call number: Int-EW-Ro/I
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