Brina Svit regarding her arrival in France
Slovenian writer Brina Svit brings up her discovery of the French language, thanks to her French teacher in Ljubjana who taught her this language through the study of plays, as well as her arrival in Paris.
Brina Svit (born in 1954), Slovenian writer, arrived in Paris in 1980 to continue her studies of French literature that she began in the Slovenia.
A journalist for the Slovenian daily Delo, Scriptwriter, short film director, she published four novels written in Slovenian (of which Death of a Prima Donna in 2001) then three in French: Moreno (2003), Un coeur de trop (2006) and Coco Dias ou la Porte Dorée (2007). The latter was based on an autobiographical episode: to learn to dance the tango, the narrator, Valérie Nolo, promised a Parisian tango dancer, Orlando Dias, known as Coco Dias, to exchange dance lessons against a book about him. Between Paris and Buenos Aieres, this romanticised biography evokes the art of abrazo, entwined dancers, harmony between the body and soul.
Brina Svit's novels are imprinted with Slovenian nostalgia and tender humour.