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Born in Paris in 1970, Anna Gavalda's first published work was the critically acclaimed collection of short stories I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, which sold over half a million copies in her native France and was published in the US by Riverhead in 2003. She is also the author of Someone I Loved and the international bestseller Hunting and Gathering (Riverhead, 2007), which was made into a film starring Audrey Tautou and Daniel Auteuil. Gavalda lives in Paris. Jennifer Rappaport received a BA in English and French from Vassar College and an MA in comparative literature from New York University, where she was awarded a Chateaubriand Fellowship from the French government. A former editor at Oxford University Press and the New Press, she is currently a freelance editor and translator in New York.

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The work is a testament to Gavalda s fine storytelling skills, which remain true even in the books translation into English. -"Minneapolis Star Tribune"" Praise for Billie "Billie is a revelation! It's Gavalda's finest noel yet." --France 2 "The work is a testament to Gavalda's fine storytelling skills, which remain true even in the books' translation into English." - Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gavalda's sparkling impertinence and her childlike joie de vie are irresistible." --Marie Claire (France) "A sensitive, delicate, funny, immensley readable story." --Olivia de Lamberterie, France 2 "Gavalda's books have both wit and a whimsical charm." --The Sunday Telegraph "Gavalda has tapped into a mood that many people share." --The Independent "Anna Gavalda's novels make her a distant cousin of Dorothy Parker." --Vioci "Precision, tenderness for her characters, a sense of detail, and an intoxicating mix of nostalgia and pure joy make Anna Gavalda a unique author." --Le Figaro Praise for Billie -Billie is a revelation! It's Gavalda's finest noel yet.- --France 2 -The work is a testament to Gavalda's fine storytelling skills, which remain true even in the books' translation into English.- - Minneapolis Star Tribune -Gavalda's sparkling impertinence and her childlike joie de vie are irresistible.- --Marie Claire (France) -A sensitive, delicate, funny, immensley readable story.- --Olivia de Lamberterie, France 2 -Gavalda's books have both wit and a whimsical charm.- --The Sunday Telegraph -Gavalda has tapped into a mood that many people share.- --The Independent -Anna Gavalda's novels make her a distant cousin of Dorothy Parker.- --Vioci -Precision, tenderness for her characters, a sense of detail, and an intoxicating mix of nostalgia and pure joy make Anna Gavalda a unique author.- --Le Figaro Praise for Billie "Billie is a revelation! It's Gavalda's finest noel yet." --France 2 "The work is a testament to Gavalda's fine storytelling skills, which remain true even in the books' translation into English." - Minneapolis Star Tribune "Gavalda's sparkling impertinence and her childlike joie de vie are irresistible." --Marie Claire (France) "A sensitive, delicate, funny, immensley readable story." --Olivia de Lamberterie, France 2 "Gavalda's books have both wit and a whimsical charm." --The Sunday Telegraph "Gavalda has tapped into a mood that many people share." --The Independent "Anna Gavalda's novels make her a distant cousin of Dorothy Parker." --Vioci "Precision, tenderness for her characters, a sense of detail, and an intoxicating mix of nostalgia and pure joy make Anna Gavalda a unique author." --Le Figaro "Sensitive, funny tale, immensely readable..."Billie" is a revelation! It is an incredibly delicate novel, Gavalda's finest yet."--Olivia de Lamberterie, France 2 "The qualities that make Anna Gavalda such a unique author include precision, tenderness for her characters, a sense of detail, an intoxicating mix of nostalgia, and joy."--"Le Figaro" "Gavalda's sparkling impertinence and her childlike joie de vie are irresistible."--"Marie Claire "(France)

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