Violaine Huisman was born in Paris in 1979, but has lived and worked in New York for over 20 years.

In New York, she ran the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s literary series and has also organized multidisciplinary arts festivals across the city. The Book of Mother is her debut novel. Originally published by Gallimard under the title Fugitive parce que reine, it has been awarded multiple literary prizes, including the Prix Françoise Saga and the Prix Marie Claire.

All nominated books

The Book of Mother