Catherine Cusset

Catherine Cusset was born in Paris in 1963. A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure inParis andagrégée in classics, she has two Ph.Ds: one from Paris on the Marquis de Sade, and one from Yale on the eighteenth-century libertine novel. She taught 18th-century French literature at Yale from 1991 to 2002. She is the author of thirteen novels published by Gallimard between 1990 and 2018, among which En toute innocence, Le problème avec Jane (Grand Prix littéraire des lectrices d’Elle2000), La haine de la famille, Confessions d’une radine, Un brillant avenir (Prix Goncourt deslycéens 2008), Indigo, L’autre qu’onadorait (finalist for the Goncourt 2016, Prix Liste Goncourt/Choix roumain, Choix suisse, Choix belge, and Choix slovène, short-listed for seven literaryprizes), and Vie de David Hockney. Her essay on the eighteenth-century libertine novel, No Tomorrow: the Ethics of Pleasure in the French Enlightenment, was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2000, and her novel The Story of Jane was published by Simonand Shuster in 2001. Cusset lives in Manhattan with her American husband and daughter. She is translated into 17 languages. Brought to you with the kind support of the Embassy of France.


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