Tatiana de Rosnay
Celebrated Novelist

Tatiana de Rosnay is the author of the wildly popular novel Sarah’s Key, the story of a Jewish girl born in Paris who endures the trials of the Holocaust, and a present-day journalist investigating the events. The novel was a massive New York Times bestseller, and has been published in 22 countries around the world.  A film adaptation of the book was released in 2010. Tatiana’s newest novel The Rain Watcher was released in October 2018. Her first novel in four years, Tatiana writes a heartbreaking and uplifting story of family secrets and devastating disaster, set against a Paris backdrop, fraught with revelations, and resolutions.


Tatiana was born on September 28th, 1961 in the suburbs of Paris. She is of English, French and Russian descent. She was raised in Paris and then in Boston, when her father taught at MIT in the 70’s. She moved to England in the early 80’s and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in English literature at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich.


Returning to Paris in 1984, Tatiana became press attaché for Christie’s and then Paris Editor for Vanity Fair magazine till 1993. Since 1992, Tatiana has published numerous novels in both French and English, Sarah’s Key being her first novel written in English.


Tatiana works as a journalist for French ELLE and is the literary critic for Psychologies Magazine and the Journal du Dimanche.  She is married and has two children, Louis and Charlotte. She lives in Paris with her family.

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All members of the family will have to fight to keep their unity against tragic circumstances. In this profound and intense novel of love and redemption, de Rosnay demonstrates all of her writer’s skills both as an incredible storyteller but also as a soul seeker.

Manderley ForeverA Biography of Daphne du Maurier
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With a rhythm and intimacy to its prose characteristic of all de Rosnay’s works, Manderley Forever is a vividly compelling portrait and celebration of an intriguing, hugely popular and (at the time) critically underrated writer.

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Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a "modern city." The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.

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Paris, May 2002: On Vel' d'Hiv's 60th anniversary, journalist Julia Jarmond is asked to write an article about this black day in France's past. Through her contemporary investigation, she stumbles onto a trail of long-hidden family secrets that connect her to Sarah. Julia finds herself compelled to retrace the girl's ordeal, from that terrible term in the Vel d'Hiv', to the camps, and beyond. As she probes into Sarah's past, she begins to question her own place in France, and to reevaluate her marriage and her life.

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In this compulsively readable collection of short stories, Tatiana de Rosnay paints a portrait of forbidden loves in many shades - sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous, sometimes heartfelt, always with a dry wit and unflinching authenticity.A Paris Affair will take you on a vacation overseas, into the hidden lives of husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, where illicit desire wars with duty, and where a French take on romance will surprise you every time.

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Page-turning, layered and beautifully written, The Other Story is a reflection on identity, the process of being a writer and the repercussions of generations-old decisions as they echo into the present and shape the future.

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By turns thrilling, seductive and destructive, with a lingering effect that is bittersweet and redeeming, A Secret Kept is the story of a modern family, the invisible ties that hold it together, and the impact it has throughout life.

An Evening with Tatiana de Rosnay Tatiana speaks about her fascinating upbringing, her extraordinary family, and her widely praised bestselling novels.

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Praise for Sarah's Key
“Rich in mystery, intrigue and suspense, Sarah’s Key made me wonder and weep.”
The Roanoke Times

“A shocking, profoundly moving, and morally challenging story…nothing short of miraculous. It will haunt you, it will help to complete you…”
—Augusten Burroughs, New York Times bestselling author of Wolf at the Table and Running with Scissors

"Sarah’s Key unlocks a star-crossed, heart-thumping story… This book will stay on your mind long after it's back on the shelf.”
–Risa Miller, author of Welcome to Heavenly Heights