Marie Darrieussecq,

Marie Darrieussecq was born in 1969 in Bayonne, France, and currently lives in Paris. Since her first novel, Pig Tales: A Novel of Lust and Transformation (1997 [1996]), she has written and published more than ten novels. Among them are Tom est mort (2007), A Brief Stay with the Living, (2004 [2001]), and My Phantom Husband, (2001 [1998]). Darrieussecq also contributes articles to the journals ArtReview and Beaux Arts.