Catherine Cusset was born in Paris in 1963. A graduate of the École normale supérieure in Paris and agrégée in Classics, she taught eighteenth-century French literature at Yale from 1991 to 2002. She is the author of thirteen novels, including The Story of Jane and L’autre qu’on adorait (shortlisted for the 2016 Prix Goncourt), and has been translated into seventeen languages. Her latest book, David Hockney: A Life, is due for publication in the UK in November 2020. Cusset lives in Manhattan with her American husband and daughter.
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