Marie Darrieussecq

Marie Darrieussecq was born in Bayonne, France, and lives in Paris.

Pig Tales (1996) was published in thirty-four countries and became the most popular debut novel in France since the 1950s.

Her other novels include My Phantom Husband (1998) and A Brief Stay with the Living (2001). In 2009 the best-selling Tom Is Dead was published by Text.


My fall in Calcutta

FictionCalcutta is a big, middle-class, air-conditioned city. My publisher′s chauffeur was waiting for me at the airport. Through the tinted windows of the sedan, the vast traffic jams warned me that, whether I liked it or not, things could...

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