Cécile Menon

is a translator between French and English, and a driving force behind Les Fugitives. Further to a Maîtrise in English literature from the Institut du Monde Anglophone at La Sorbonne Nouvelle she spent several years in England working in theatre and book-publishing in London before undertaking postgraduate studies on the work of Robert Pinget at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Westminster. She has been a publisher and consultant for the web site of Clive James. Her published translations include a theatre play by Howard Barker, poems by Jamie McKendrick and Christian Wiman, a book on positive psychology and numerous articles on contemporary architecture. She most recently published a translation, with Natasha Lehrer, of Nathalie Léger's Suite for Barbara Loden to widespread critical acclaim, and is the winner of the 2016 Scott Moncrieff Prize, jointly with Natasha Lehrer.

Photography by Dominic Lee