Emilienne Malfatto

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Emilienne Malfatto is a journalist and photographer whose work has appeared in the Washington Post and New York Times, among other places. She studied in France and Colombia, and worked for the French international news agency AFP before going freelance. She is the author of the novels Que sur toi se lamente le tigre, winner of the 2021 Prix Goncourt du Premier roman, and Le colonel ne dort pas (2022), as well as the work of investigative journalism Les serpents viendront pour toi, winner of the 2021 Prix Albert-Londres. She is also the author of the short radio piece A Day at the Beach, commissioned and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 as part of the Walk with Amal 2021 series. Most of her work in recent years has taken place in Iraq and Colombia, where she lives.