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Catherine Texier was born and raised in France and writes both in French and in English. She is the author of five novels, Chloé l’Atlantique (written in French and published in Paris), Love Me Tender, Panic Blood, Victorine, and Russian Lessons. Her memoir Breakup was an international bestseller. Victorine won Elle Magazine’s 2004 Readers’ Best Novel of the Year Prize. Love Me Tender was a Village Voice bestseller. Her work has been translated into 10 languages. Her new novel, After David (whose first chapter was excerpted in Issue 7 of Air/Light) is coming out in February 2024 with ITNA Press. 

She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award, two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships and a Café Royal Foundation Award. She was co-editor of the literary magazine Between C and D. Her short fiction and essays have been widely anthologized, and have appeared in the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsday, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie-Claire,,,, and She teaches creative writing at the New School in New York City.