Aurélie Filippetti

Aurélie Filippetti
Member of the French National Assembly for Moselle
Assumed office
27 September 2014
French Minister of Culture and Communications
In office
16 May 2012  26 August 2014
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
Manuel Valls
Preceded by Frédéric Mitterrand
Succeeded by Fleur Pellerin
Personal details
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973
Villerupt, France
Nationality French
Political party Greens (1999-2006) then Socialist Party (since 2006)
Alma mater École normale supérieure de lettres et sciences humaines

Aurélie Filippetti (French: [o.ʁɛ.ti] ; born 17 June 1973) is a French politician and novelist of Italian descent. Her family originates from Gualdo Tadino, Umbria.[1] She served as Minister of Culture and Communication from 16 May 2012, first in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault and then in the government of Manuel Valls.[2] She resigned her ministry on 25 August 2014,[3] remaining as deputy for Moselle, and in the vote on the 2015 budget was one of 39 socialist deputies who abstained.[4]

Her first novel Les derniers jours de la classe Ouvrière (The Last Days of the Working Class), published by Stock in 2003, has been translated into several languages. In 2003, Filippetti wrote the script for the theatre production Fragments d'humanité. She was a delegate of the French Greens for the Paris municipality and acted as the technical adviser for the Minister of the Environment, Yves Cochet, from 2001 to 2002.

She is member of the National Assembly of France, representing the Moselle département, and is a member of the Socialist Party.

She is an alumna of the elite École normale supérieure de Fontenay–Saint-Cloud, she received an agrégation in Classic Literature.


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