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Marie Darrieussecq is a Paris-based author and one of the leading voices of contemporary French literature. Her first novel, Pig Tales, was translated into thirty-five languages. She has written more than twenty books, including Tom Is Dead, Our Life in the Forest or The Baby and, most recently, Crossed Lines. In 2013, she was awarded the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix for her novel, Men. She also writes art criticism for a number of publications, including Libération and Charlie Hebdo, and translates from English to French.