Françoise Lilar was born on July 6, 1930, in Antwerp and died on August 13, 2016.
Her pen name Françoise Mallet-Joris,
She was a Belgian author.
Françoise was the daughter of the writer Suzanne Lilar and the Belgian Minister of Justice and Minister of State Albert Lilar, and the sister of the 18th century art historian Marie Fredericq-Lilar.
She spent two years in the United States before going to Paris, France, where she attended the Sorbonne.
Françoise lived in Paris and Brussels, Belgium.
Françoise has been married to Robert Amadou, Alain Joxe and Jacques Delfau, and has four children, Daniel Amadou, and Vincent, Alberte and Pauline Delfau.
Françoise Lilar was a prolific writer who was a member of the Prix Femina committee from 1969 to 1971 when she was appointed to the Académie Goncourt.
Françoise Mallet-Joris passed away at 86 years old.