Catherine Texier


CATHERINE TEXIER is a French writer of fiction and non-fiction who is based in New York City. She writes both in French and in English. Prior to moving to New York, she was a graduate of the University of Paris and studied at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. She is the author of four novels, Chloé l'Atlantique, Panic Blood, Love Me Tender, and Victorine, and a memoir, Breakup. She was coeditor, with Joel Rose, of the groundbreaking literary magazine Between C and D and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships.

Her latest novel, Victorine, won ELLE Magazine’s 2004 Readers’ Prize for Fiction, and was published in France by Calmann-Lévy, in her own translation. Her work has been translated into ten languages. Her short stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie-Claire, More, Cosmopolitan, Bookforum, and, as well as in numerous anthologies. Her novel, Russian Lessons, has been excerpted in, the anthology Mr. Wrong and Saint-Petersburg Review. At Dora Maar House, she worked on her novel manuscript Young Woman with Bunch of Lilac, which is partially set in the South of France. She teaches creative writing at the New School, and the University of Nebraska low-residency MFA program, and is thesis advisor at Columbia University MFA in Creative Writing.

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