Bertina Henrichs (born 1966, Frankfurt am Main) is a German writer who writes in French and lives in Paris.
Bertina Henrichs studied literature and film techniques in Berlin and France. With a thesis on writers who have adopted a foreign language in exile, she obtained her PhD in 1997 at Paris Diderot University. She lived in Paris from then on and wrote several screenplays, before making her debut as a writer in 2005 with the novel La Joueuse d'échecs. The story about a maid who discovered her passion for chess became a bestseller and appeared shortly after in 2007 under the title Die Schachspielerin selling something more than 50,000 copies. The eponymous film with Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline in the main roles was released in 2009 in a German-French co-production under the direction of Caroline Bottaro.
- 2005: La Joueuse d’échecs
- 2008: That's all right mama
- 2010: Le Narcisse
- 2011: Le jardin
- 2013: Das Glück der blauen Stunde. Hoffmann und Campe, Hamburg 2013, ISBN 978-3-455-40376-3.
- Literature by and about Bertina Henrichs in the German National Library catalogue
- Verlagsinfos zu Autorin und Werk bei Hoffmann und Campe
- Bertina Henrichs at perlentaucher.de – das Kulturmagazin (German)
- Schach den tradierten Rollenmustern, Interview with Bertina Henrichs on chessbase.de