Marguerite Duras

Margurite Duras was born near Saigon in 1914 in what used to be French Indo-Chine. She studied law in Paris and worked as a secretary in France's Ministry of Colonies from 1935 to 1941, before beginning her career as a writer.Between 1943 and 1993 Duras wrote over 34 pays and novels. She also directed some 16 films, of which India Song (1975) won France's Cinema Academy Grand Prix. Her best known plays include Savannah Bay, India Song and L'Amante Anglaise. She died in 1996