Marie Darrieussecq is a French writer born in Bayonne in 1969. Her first novel, Pig Tales, was published in 1996 and translated into thirty-five languages. She has written more than twenty books. In 2013 she was awarded both the Prix Médicis and the Prix des Prix for her novel Men. She lives in Paris.
Penny Hueston has translated four earlier books by Marie Darrieussecq: All the Way, Men, Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn and Our Life in the Forest.
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