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Deborah Levy is an accomplished author with an innovative trilogy of novels - Things I Don't Want to Know, The Cost of Living, and Real Estate. Shortlisted twice each for the Goldsmiths Prize and Booker Prize, she won the Prix Femina Etranger in 2020. Her short story collection, Black Vodka, was nominated for the International Frank O'Connor Short Story Award and was broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Deborah has also written for The Royal Shakespeare Company and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her latest works include August Blue (Penguin) and La Position de la cuillère (Ed. du Sous-Sol).

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La Position de la cuillère, translated by Nathalie Azoulai, Ed. du Sous-Sol)

A graduate of LAMDA, Félicité du Jeu has worked extensively as an actress in both France and England. Known for her recurring part in the BBC Waking the dead, her career has ranged from playing Katherine in Henry V at the National Theatre (Ian Charleson special commendation) to acting in films such as Casino Royale and Munich. Recent projects include an HBO film My diner with Hervé and a recurring character in The Madame Blanc mysteries for Channel 5. She has also been translating and writing subtitles for a number of leading Theatres over the years. After an MA in playwriting/scripting, she wrote and produced her first play SPIKED at the Pleasance Theatre in 2018.

Olivia Ross is a British actress born in Paris, France. She started her career at the Shakespeare’s Globe theatre and has since performed in award-winning shows such as Killing Eve and War and Peace. She portrayed Queen Joan in History’s drama Knightfall. In France she has an extended career working in auteur cinema with award winning directors such as Olivier Assayas, Mia Hansen-Løve and Benoit Jacquot.

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Lauren Elkin is a Franco-American writer and translator, the author most recently of No. 91/92: Notes on a Parisian Commute (Les Fugitives) and Flâneuse: Women Walk the City (Chatto & Windus), which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week, a New York Times Notable Book of 2017, and a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for the art of the essay. Her next book, Art Monsters: On Beauty and Excess is forthcoming in 2023 (Chatto).

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N.91/92. Notes on Parisian Commute, 2021, Les Fugitives