Jakuta Alikavazovic is a French writer of Bosnian and Montenegrin origins. She was born in Paris, where she studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure and where she now lives. She has lived in In the UK and in Italy, where she was a resident at the Villa Medicis in Rome in 2013-2014.
Her first novel, Corps Volatils (2008) won the Goncourt Prize for best first novel and her second and third novels, Le Londres-Luxor (2010) and La Blonde et Le Bunker (2012) won prizes in France and Italy. Her new novel, L’Avancee de la Nuit, is a lead title of the Rentree 2017 with L’Olivier in France. She is also the translator of Ben Lerner and of the essays of David Foster Wallace and teaches at la Sorbonne Nouvelle.
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