Malroux, Claire

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PERSONAL: Born in Albi, France.

ADDRESSES: Home—Paris, France, and Cabourg. Agent—c/o Author Mail, Sheep Meadow Press/University Press of New England, 23 South Main St., Hanover, NH 03755.

CAREER: Poet and translator.

AWARDS, HONORS: Prix Maurice Edgar Coindreau, 1990, for translation of Poemes, by Emily Dickinson; Grand Prix National for translation, 1995; French Legion of Honor award for translations.


Edge (poems), translated by Marilyn Hacker, Wake Forest University Press (Winston-Salem, NC), 1996.

Soleil de jadis: recit poeme, preface by d'Alain Borer, Castor Astral (Bordeaux, France), 1998, translated by Marilyn Hacker as A Long Gone Sun: A Poem, Sheep Meadow Press (Riverdale-on-Hudson, NY), 2000.

Author of two books of poetry, Aires and Entre nous et la lumiere. Contributor of poetry to Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, International Quarterly, Luna, New England Review, Field, Boulevard, TriQuarterly, and New Yorker.

SIDELIGHTS: Claire Malroux is a French poet as well as a translator. She has translated from English to French the works of poets such as Derek Walcott, Emily Dickinson, and Emily Brontë.

Her 1998 work, A Long Gone Sun, is a poem in which Malroux tells of her childhood in France during World War II and her father's involvement in the French Resistance, which ultimately lead to his death in a Nazi concentration camp. Edge is a collection of Malroux's poems taken from two of her previous books of poetry, Aires and Entre nous et la lumiere, and also a handful of new poems. Prairie Schooner contributor Eleanor M. Hamilton noted that "Malroux's poetry is a mirror she reaches through in search of what lies behind it," and also added: "I find her poems stimulating and freeing."



Prairie Schooner, winter, 1998, Eleanor M. Hamilton, review of Edge, pp. 193-195.

Publishers Weekly, January 22, 2001, review of A LongGone Sun, p. 321.

World Literature Today, winter, 1997, Bruce King, review of Edge, p. 114.


CC Access, (April 3, 2002), "Claire Malroux."

French Culture Web site, (August 23, 2001), review of A Long Gone Sun.

Humanite, (August 23, 2001), "Claire Malroux, Traductrice de Poesie: un acte d'amour avec le texte."

Ploughshares Online, (August 23, 2001), "Claire Malroux."

Poetry Daily, (August 23, 2001), "Claire Malroux."

Sweet Briar College Web site, (August 23, 2001), "The Sweet Briar Seminars 1999-2000: International Writers, Marilyn Hacker and Claire Malroux."

University Press of New England Web site, (August 23, 2001).*