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- DescriptionWanda (1970) a cult film classic, exerts a fascination for artists from Isabelle Huppert to Rachel Kushner to Kate Zambreno. For acclaimed French writer Nathalie Leger, the mysteries of Wanda launched an obsessive quest across continents, into archives, and through mining towns of Pennsylvania, all to get closer to the film and its maker.
- Author BiographyAward-winning French author living in Paris; also an editor, archivist and a curator. Supplement a la vie de Barbara Loden won the prestigious Prix du livre Inter 2012, voted for by readers across France. Other works include L'Exposition (2008), a semi-fictionalised essay about the enigmatic Countess of Castiglione, the most photographed woman in late 19th century Paris; and Les Vies Silencieuses de Samuel Beckett (2006). Leger curated the 2002 exhibition on Roland Barthes and the 2007 exhibition on Samuel Beckett, both at the Pompidou Centre. Since 2013 she has been the Director of the Institut Memoires de l'Edition Contemporaine (IMEC), a unique cultural institute dedicated to the archives of 20th and 21st century French writers.
- PrizesWinner of The Scott Moncrieff Prize 2016 and Prix du Livre Inter 2012. Shortlisted for French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation Translation Prize 2017.
- Author(s)Nathalie Leger
- PublisherLes Fugitives
- Date of Publication30/03/2015
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintLes Fugitives
- Width180 mm
- Height120 mm
- Translated byNatasha Lehrer,Cecile Menon
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