Alice Zeniter is a French novelist, translator, scriptwriter, and director. Zeniter published her first novel, Deux moins un égal zéro, at the age of 16. Her second novel, Jusque dans nos bras, was published in 2010 and translated in English as Take This Man. She garnered a Prix Renaudot young adult award for her third novel, Juste avant l'Oubli, and a Prix Goncourt young adult for her fourth novel, L'Art de Perdre, a multi-generational story featuring France’s Algerian diaspora. L’Art de Perdre was translated as The Art of Losing, and won the prestigious International Dublin Literary Award for Zeniter and the book’s translator Frank Wynne.
Madeleine Dobie is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.