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SYLVIE WEIL

is the author of fiction and non-fiction works published in France and, in English translation, in the USA. The daughter of André Weil, one of the twentieth century's most brilliant mathematicians (and a founding member of Bourbaki) and the niece of Simone Weil, one of its most important philosophers, Sylvie was born in the United States but was raised in Paris. She now divides her time between Paris and New York City. After teaching French literature in several American universities she devoted herself to writing. Her critically acclaimed memoir Chez les Weil was translated and published in several languages, in English by Northwestern University Press in 2010. She has published several collections of short stories and has contributed stories to literary magazines. Her fiction work for young adults has won the prestigious Prix Sorcières in France. Her latest title Selfies (2015) will be published by Les Fugitives in the UK in 2019, translated by Ros Schwartz.