Maylis de Kerangal is the author of several novels in French; Je marche sous un ciel de traîne, La vie voyageuse, Corniche Kennedy, and Naissance d’un pont, which was translated as Birth of a Bridge, winner of the Franz Hessel Prize and the Médicis Prize. She has also published a novella, Tangente vers l’est which won the 2012 Landerneau Prize. In 2014 her fifth novel, Réparer les vivants, was published to wide acclaim, winning the Grand Prix RTL-Lire and the Student Choice Novel of the Year from France Culture and Télérama. She lives in Paris, France.
Maylis de Kerangal’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the French Embassy in Canada.