Julia Kerninon

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Julia Kerninon was born in 1987 and holds a Ph.D in American Literature. She has been compared to French New Wave filmmaker Éric Rohmer for her sense of style and feeling for dialogue, and to Alain Resnais for the artful structure of her narratives. But, most of all, her work stands out for its contagious joy, drive, exuberance. Her first novel, Buvard, won the Prix Françoise Sagan, among many other awards. Kerninon’s second novel, Le dernier amour d’Attila Kiss, won the Prix de la Closerie des Lilas in 2016, and her latest novel, My Devotion, winner of the 2018 Fénéon Literary Prize, was published by Europa Editions in 2020. She lives in Nantes.

Related / Latest Publication:
A Respectable Occupation (translated by Ruth Diver, published by Les Fugitives)
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