Author|Cinema producer|Founding General Partner The51Fund

Gabrielle Dubois

Gabrielle Dubois

Novelist:
As a novelist specializing the 19th century, Gabrielle Dubois is an avid reader of everything written during this time period. Although the patriarchal society of the time meant that female authors were less numerous than their male counterparts, they did exist and these women wrote with unparalleled strength, intelligence and kindness.

 

Novels on the international scene:

Two of her numerous French novels have been translated into English: Mistress Mine and Where are you roaming? Louise, the heroine, has won the hearts of many readers with her free-spirited mind, heart, and body. But, for the same reasons, she has also shocked some of her more puritan readers.

ELFIE, a six-book series divided into seasons and episodes, is currently being translated into English by Marybeth Timmermann, longtime translator of Simone de Beauvoir. This exciting and romantic adventure follows Elfie on her quest for happiness, love, and above all freedom in the fascinating yet sexist world of the late 19th century. Elfie is sure to gain a wide audience across the Channel and across the Pond!

 

Ambassador of Toulouse.

Since she was born and raised in Toulouse, France, author Gabrielle Dubois is well-placed to be an ambassador for this city, which she honors in her illustrated historical novel Violette et Napoléon (yet to be translated).

 

Founding General Partner of THE 51 FUND:

The 51 Fund is an American fund producing films written and directed by women.

Producer of CUSP:

Cusp is an American feature documentary by two women directors, Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt, chronicling a year in the lives of three American teenage girls struggling with a toxic masculinity. In 2021, CUSP was awarded a special Jury Prize for emerging filmmakers at the Sundance festival, as well as the Jury Prize for best full-length independent American film at the Champs Élysées Film Festival.

When Gabrielle Dubois finally decided to write the stories that had been inside her for years, she unleashed not only her prolific imagination, but also her voice as a woman.

 

The heroines in her novels provide readers with a vision of women and the world in which they live from a woman’s point of view: a vision that finally corresponds to their own experiences. Readers can identify with her emotionally rich, endearing heroines who try to find their happiness, their path, and love in a society made by men.

 

Check out what’s happening in Gabrielle Dubois' life on her website and blog. She talks about her commitment, and about all you women out there, who make up 51% of the population!

 

One evening, Gabrielle Dubois settled down with her husband to watch, for the umpteenth time, another film written, directed, and acted by men. You know the kind: the macho hero saves the world yet again.

Suddenly she thought, "Enough is enough! I’ve never liked that kind of story. I'm going to write a story that I love, a story about a woman, the one I've been thinking about for as long as I can remember, the one I'd like to see on screen. With a heroine who speaks to me, as a woman, spectator, and reader."

 

So, every night after that, she settled down in front of the family computer, because after all, she had to earn a living during the day! And a year later, her first novel was born, which has since appeared in English translation as Mistress Mine

What’s so special about these novels?

They are written in complete freedom!

It may seem easy to write freely in a society that is said to be free, but it is not as simple as that.

To write freely is:

To write not just for a handful of scholars, nor for all the readers of the world, but for those who are eager to read a good story.

To write without worrying about what others will say, or about a spoken or unspoken morality.

To write without feeling that you have to limit your story to shallow subjects such as society or fashion.

 

Finally, to write with complete freedom is to tell with sincerity the story you’ve been carrying in your heart ... and that’s exactly what Gabrielle Dubois did!

Gabrielle Dubois
Gabrielle Dubois

When Gabrielle Dubois finally decided to write the stories that had been inside her for years, she unleashed not only her prolific imagination, but also her word as a woman.

The heroines of Gabrielle Dubois' novels provide female readers with a feminine vision of women and the world in which they live: a vision that finally corresponds to them. Readers find themselves in her emotionally rich, endearing heroines who try to find their happiness, their path and love in a society of men.

To find out what is going on in Gabrielle Dubois' life, have a look at her website and blog. She talks about her commitment, about you women, who are 51% of the population!

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Hero versus heroine

One evening, Gabrielle Dubois was about to watch, with her husband, another umpteen film written, directed and played by men ? the kind: male hero saving the world ? when she thought:
"Enough is enough! I never liked that kind of stories. I'm going to write a story that I love, a story about a woman, the one I've been thinking about for as long as I can remember, the one I'd like to see on screen. A heroine who would speak to me, woman, spectator, reader."


So, every night, she settled in front of the family computer, because she had to earn a living during the day! and a year later, a first novel was born, which has since appeared in English version: Mistress Mine.

What's so special about these novels?

They are written in complete freedom!
To write freely, may seem easy in a society that is said to be free, but it is not so obvious.
To write freely is:
To write not for twenty scholars neither for all the readers of the world, but for those who are eager to read a good story.
To write without worrying about what one will say, about an official or unofficial morality.
To write without constraining oneself to insert into one’s history a complacent subject of society or fashion.
Finally, to write with complete freedom, it is to tell with sincerity the story which one has in his heart ... and that’s what Gabrielle Dubois did!


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