is a French novelist and playwright. She published her first novel, Quant au riche avenir, when she was 17. She won the Prix Goncourt in 2009 with Trois femmes puissantes (Three Strong Women). Her play Papa doit manger is the only play by a living female writer to be part of the repertoire of the Comédie française. Her latest novel, Ladivine, is being translated into seven countries, and has sold more than 50.000 copies in France.
Marie NDiaye and Antonella Conti Antonella Conti will talk about, and read from, the French authors’ latest book translated into Italian, Ladivine.