Audiberti, Amélie

BORN 30 Nov 1899, Saint-Pierre, Martinique - DIED 31 May 1988, Massy, Essone
BIRTH NAME Savane, Élisabeth Cécile Amélie
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière parisien de Pantin, Pantin, Seine-St. Denis (division 032)

Amélie Savane was the daughter of the director of the school for girls at Sainte Philomène, near Saint-Pierre, Martinique. She worked as a teacher herself until she married the author Jacques Audiberti in 1926. She was a great lover of English literature and she trained herself as a translator.

Through her husbgand Gallimard editions commissioned her with translating George Orwell's novel "1984". It has been published in English in 1949 and her translation appeared in 1950 in France. In it she introduced several terms into the French language, including 'Angsoc' and 'novlangue'. She translated work from many other authors, including Isaac Asimov, Elizabeth Bowen, L. Ron Hubbard and Peter Abrahams.

• Husband: Audiberti, Jacques (1926-1965, Paris)


The grave of Jacques Audiberti at the Cimetière Parisien de Pantin, Paris.
Picture by Androom (04 Nov 2017)


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Published: 06 Mar 2021
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