meet the author: catherine cusset
Catherine Cusset is the first laureate of the prize ‘Choix Goncourt de la Belgique’, awarded in December 2016 by more than 80 Belgian students. The author will look back on L’autre qu’on adorait, the prize-winning book, and her work as a whole.
Catherine Cusset was born in Paris in 1963. A graduate of the École Normale Supérieure and the holder of an agrégation of classics, she taught eighteenth-century literature at Yale for 12 years. She is the author of 11 novels, published by Gallimard between 1990 and 2016, including En toute innocence, Jouir, Le problème avec Jane (Grand prix littéraire des lectrices de Elle, 2000; Eng. ed. The Story of Jane), La haine de la famille, Confessions d’une radine, Un brillant avenir (Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, 2008), Indigo, Une éducation catholique and L’autre qu’on adorait. Mercure de France has published New York, Journal d’un cycle. Her work has been translated into some 15 languages. She has lived in New York for the past two decades.
ORG. L’Ambassade de France en Belgique, l’Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, l’Alliance française de Bruxelles-Europe et Passa Porta