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Maylis de Kerangal

Maylis de Kerangal spent her childhood in Le Havre, France. Her fifth novel, Mend the Living, was longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2016, and won the Wellcome Book Prize in 2017. ‘A Light Bird’ is a chapter from her book Canoes, first published by Editions Verticales (Gallimard) in 2021 and forthcoming in English translation in 2023 by MacLehose Press in the UK and Talon Books in Canada.

Photograph © F. Mantovani