Мейлис де Керангаль

Biography

She grew up in Le Havre. After studying history, philosophy and ethnology, she became the editor of travel guides and documentaries for the youth. In 2000, I Walk under The Troubled Sky is published by Verticales. Her next books with the same publisher are A Traveller's Life (2003), Neither Flowers nor Crowns (2006), then Corniche Kennedy (2008, adapted to the cinema by Dominique Cabrera in 2017). With Naïve, she publishes In the rapids (2007), a fiction about Le Havre in homage to Blondie and Kate Bush.

In 2010, she won the Medici Prize and the Franz Hessel Award for Birth of a Bridge, a contemporary Western-style epic. In 2012, she published Tangent to the East (2012), a fiction born of a trip through the Trans-Siberian Railway, which won the Landernau prize, followed the same year by Pierre, Leaf, Scissors, the explanation of a territory between the documentary and the fictitious (Éditions du Bec-in-air).

In 2014, Mend the Living, novel of a heart transplant, receives a dozen literary prizes including the RTL-LIRE Book Grand Prize and the Student's France Culture-Télérama Novel Prize.It is translated into thirty-five languages, adapted for cinema by Katell Quillévéré and for theater by Emmanuel Noblet and Sylvain Maurice. The same year, she publishes At This Stage of the Night, Editions Guérin, reissued at Verticales in 2015, then Un chemin de table (2016) in the collection Telling Life at Seuil.

She is a member of the Éditions Inculte team.