Eliette Abécassis: "I have a kitchen garden on my little terrace"



How does the writer Eliette Abécassis live at home? Reply with our ping-pong interview ...

Woman of letters and philosopher, Eliette Abécassis became known with a first successful novel, Oumran in 1996. Since then, she alternates intimate texts, epics and essays. She regularly contributes to newspapers (Le Monde des Religions, Le Figaro literary, Elle) and works for the cinema (Kadosh, A happy event). Between two signatures for the promotion of her latest novel "The Archimedes' Palimpsest" (Albin Michel), she lent herself to the game of our questionnaire to give us some small secrets of her interior ...

Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?

Eliette Abécassis: My bedroom. I write in my bed.

Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher?

Eliette Abécassis: I love Industrial furniture. I also like the design.

The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?

Eliette Abécassis: A great mechanical clown who distributes gifts against old pieces of 5 francs, which I've been studying in an old shop that closed, and who says: "Vive la France !!"

An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?

Eliette Abécassis: My libraries, of course.

Your favorite color in your home?

Eliette Abécassis: The White.

Your last favorite purchase for the house?

Eliette Abécassis: My white sofa, at Merci's.

The kitchen, rather open or closed?

Eliette Abécassis: Closed, made of odds and ends.

And the TV, which room?

Eliette Abécassis: TV, on my Mac, in my room.

Are you rather candle or rather scent of atmosphere?

Eliette Abécassis: I love candles, I have in every room, from Diptyque or Hervé Gambs.

Do you live with music or rather in silence?

Eliette Abécassis: In music, always, in every room, even in the kitchen. I write for rock band Standing on Zinc.

What is on your bedside table?

Eliette Abécassis: Stacks of books. And my perfume, in its bottle engraved with my name, Idylle, by Guerlain.

Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?

Eliette Abécassis: Yes, for my children.

Rather orderly or messy?

Eliette Abécassis: I hate objects. I lead a daily fight against things. I love empty spaces.

Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?

Eliette Abécassis: I have a vegetable garden on my small terrace, with tomatoes, aubergines, olive trees, and herbs.

Your three addresses or favorite brands for the home?