Françoise Sagan (fräNswäz´ sägäN´), pseudonym of Françoise Quoirez (kwärĕz´), 1935–2004, French novelist, b. Françoise Quoirez. She became famous with her precocious first book, Bonjour tristesse (1954, tr. 1955), a bittersweetly amoral portrayal of a sophisticated, disillusioned French society. Her other novels include Un Certain Sourire (tr. 1956), Aimez-vous Brahms? (1959, tr. 1960), and Un Sang d'aquarelle (1987, tr. Painting in Blood, 1988).
See study by J. Miller (1988).