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Anne Serre

is the author of fourteen books, as well as numerous short stories and essays. Born in Bordeaux, raised in Fontainebleau, then Orléans, she moved to Paris to study literature, taught French for a few years, publishing short form fiction in the Nouvelle Revue Française, and later joined the reading committee of Éditions Grasset. Her first novel Les Gouvernantes was praised as ‘cruel and exhilarating’ (Marie Claire) and ‘a delightful Sabbath’ (Libération). From its publication in 1992, till 2000, she worked under a pseudonym as book editor of a leading magazine for women.