Interview : Mahault Mollaret, writer
Mahault Mollaret, author of K.O standing, published at Plon - Photo portrait : Nina Koltchitskaia
Why does writing hold such an important place in your life?
My desire to write was born from a period of boredom. I was locked in an office all day and to kill time I had had fun writing a news a day that was to hold in one page, with a start and an end. It then became a necessary sport, a daily training. Then I felt like going into a subject, following a character but still in this very short chapter approach, which one after another would eventually become a book.
What future do you imagine for writing in this world that is increasingly being carried on the image?
I can't imagine the disappearance of the book object. Books will always remain, because people who read like them too much. And anyway, in terms of image, it will always be good taste to have a library to decorate its living room...
Beyond that, I think all the new means of expression that are available to us have good, especially through social networks that impose limited character constraints, which require concise, effective, I do not use them but it makes me think of myself in the pre-free era, or our phone packages were valuable, each text counted. You had to have imagination to make yourself understand and avoid the "OR 4fé". It was playful, a language apart, framed. The ecu is that it is just coming out of this framework, overflowing on school copies and the simplification of words and language by lazyness such as farmacie instead of pharmacy, I do not like it completely.
Tell me about three women who changed your life.
Dorothy (the character of the film Oz’s magician) : it was the first aesthetic shock of my life. The first time I admired the beauty of a young woman, to whom one could not give age. She had all childhood and at the same time I admired her as one admires her big sister or her teacher. Lost, uprooted by a storm, she had to manage to find her way back... I envied her adventure and dreamed often, that something exceptional happened to me.
Jane Campion:After seeing "an angel at my table" his film that draws up the magnificent portrait of Janet Frame, I wanted to see everything. It's the firstI have been interested in the work of someone in its entirety.
Annie Saumont: Queen of the news, who just left us. I think the urge to write about it is from her, and she is one of those authors who inspire and make you want to write. For me, the news is one of the most difficult forms of writing, and when it is successful, there is nothing better. He is particularly responsible for translatingthe Hearttrap of J. D. Sallinger.
What's your motto?
“Put your luck on, hold your happiness on, and go to your risk. Looking at you, they will get used to it. » René Char
“Ad misse” is to allow oneself. What does a woman need to know about allowing herself in 2017?
Everything, dare everything, all the time. Don’t apologize for being in someone else’s place. Don't apologize for being, just.
What is a woman Admise?
The woman Admise is not of age. She is a woman who, wearing the tailor, becomes an improved version of herself. A tailor like a suit in the noble sense of the term. I, woman Admise, put my tailor next to my beautiful dresses for the big occasions.