Juliette Benzoni, French novelist, Died at 95


Juliette Benzoni was born on October 30, 1920, and died on February 8, 2016.

She was a French novelist.

Juliette Benzoni was best known for her novels with historical and love themes and for her Catherine (book series) (fr) of novels which was made into a television series in 1986.

Benzoni grew up in an upper-middle-class family in Paris.

Her father was an industrialist.

Her husband was a doctor from Dijon and had two children by him before he died of a heart attack, leaving her a widow at 30.

Juliette Benzoni went to Morocco and met and married a young French officer born in Corsica.

After he went to Indochina, she found herself back in Paris.

At that stage, she plunged into journalism, including historical articles.

Juliette Benzoni was asked by Gérald Gauthier, the editor of Opera Mundi, to write a historical novel.

Then came, Catherine novel, Il suffit d’un amour, was a huge world-wide success and launched her career as a novelist.

Juliette Benzoni resided in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Mandé, of which her husband is the deputy mayor.

Benzoni travels widely, and enjoys gardening and cooking.

Juliette Benzoni passed away at 95 yrs old.