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Claude Silve

French writer

1887   -   1978

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: writer
award received: Prix Femina, prix Maillé-Latour-Landry

Claude Silve, née Philomène Marie Charlotte Gaudérique Félicité Ghislaine de Lévis-Mirepoix (11 August 1887 – 27 July 1978), was a French writer, recipient of the Prix Femina, a French literary prize, in 1935 for her novel Bénédiction. She also received the Prix Maillé-Latour-Landry of the Académie Française in 1912 for her first book, La Cité des lampes.She was born into a noble family, The House of Lévis (better known as the Lévis-Mirepoix), and was the sister of writer and historian Antoine de Lévis-Mirepoix. On May 29, 1927, she married Count Joseph François Marie Jules de la Forest Divonne, thus becoming Countess Jules de La Forest Divonne, though she is most commonly remembered by her pen name, Claude Silve.
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