Camille Laurens is an award-winning French novelist and essayist. She received the Prix Femina, one of France’s most prestigious literary prizes, in 2000 for Dans ces bras-là (In those arms) Since 1991, she has written about twenty books, including Philippe (1995), Love, a novel (2003), Who You Think I Am (2016) – which was adapted for the cinema by filmmaker Safy Nebbou, starring French actress Juliette Binoche – and Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (2017), about the ballet student at the Paris Opera who inspired Edgar Degas’s famous wax sculpture. Her latest book, Girl (2020) is a deeply personal and insightful account of being a girl, woman, and mother in a world that sees the feminine as less than. It was elected best book of the year by the literary magazine LIRE. Camille Laurens’ novels have been translated into more than thirty languages. She has been a member of Academy Goncourt since February 2020.