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Blue Self-Portrait

Noémi Lefebvre

Translated by Sophie Lewis

‘One piece of luck: I didn’t explain to the pianist how to play the piano.’ Translated from the French by Sophie Lewis.

Noémi Lefebvre

Noémi Lefebvre was born in 1964 in Caen, and lives in Lyon. She is the author of three novels: L’autoportrait bleu (Blue Self-Portrait), L’état des sentiment à l’âge adulte and L'enfance politique. She is a regular contributor to Mediapart and the bilingual French-German review La mer gelée.

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Translated by Sophie Lewis

Sophie Lewis is a literary editor and translator from French and Portuguese into English. While senior editor at fiction publisher And Other Stories, she edited authors both writing in English and in translation, including Deborah Levy, Lina Wolff and Juan Pablo Villalobos. She has translated Stendhal, Jules Verne, Marcel Aymé, Violette Leduc, Emmanuelle Pagano and João Gilberto Noll, among others. In February 2017, she was commended for the Scott Moncrieff Prize for her translation of Héloïse Is Bald by Émilie de Turkheim.

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