Françoise Sagan (born Françoise Quoirez; 21 June 1935 – 24 September 2004) was a French playwright, novelist, and screenwriter. She authored twenty novels, six of which were published in Bulgarian. Sagan was known for works with strong romantic themes involving wealthy and disillusioned bourgeois characters. Her best-known novel was her first – Bonjour Tristesse (1954) – which was written when she was a teenager.
Sagan's life was dramatized in a biographical film, Sagan, directed by Diane Kurys, released in France on 11 June 2008. The French actress Sylvie Testud played the title role.