French author Constance Debré on motherhood, love and gay life


Best-selling French author Constance Debré, born into a prominent French political dynasty, who was once a criminal defence lawyer and who almost lost custody of her son after coming out as gay, is interviewed by The Guardian as her work is published for the first time in Britain.

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“There’s always a price to pay for freedom,” says Constance Debré, running a hand over her shaved head and her neck tattoo that reads “plutôt crêver” (“rather die”), in the in-depth interview below with The Guardian.