Anne Serre is the author of fourteen books, as well as numerous short stories, short fiction pieces and essays, and the recipient of a 2008 Cino del Duca Foundation award. Her first novel Les Gouvernantes was praised in La Croix for ‘its remarkable economy of style’, and in Libération as ‘a delightful Sabbath’. From its publication in 1992 till the end of the decade, she worked under a pseudonym as book editor of a leading magazine for women. Her work is published in the USA by New Directions. She lives in Paris.