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Nathalie Léger

is an award-winning French author living in Paris, as well as an editor, an archivist and a curator. Léger’s first book under her name (she has published a previous title under a pseudonym), Les vies silencieuses de Samuel Beckett, was published in 2006. L’exposition (2008) precedes Suite for Barbara Loden (2012 Prix du livre Inter, 2016 Scott Moncrieff Prize) and La Robe Blanche (Gallimard 2018, Les Fugitives 2020) won French booksellers’ award Prix Wepler. Léger is the Director of the Institut Mémoires de l’Édition Contemporaine (IMEC), a unique organisation dedicated to the archives of 20th- and 21st-century French writers and publishers. She curated the 2002 exhibition on Roland Barthes and the 2007 exhibition on Samuel Beckett, both at the Pompidou Centre, Paris.