Christine Angot is a French writer, novelist and playwright.
Born in Châteauroux, France, in 1958, she studied law at the University of Reims.
Christine Angot is one of the most controversial authors writing today in France, since the 1999 publication of Incest, she has remained at the center of public debate and has continued to push the boundaries of what society allows an author to express.
She is also a commentator on the television show On n’est pas couché.
Her literary works have received prizes including the Prix France Culture in 2005 for Les Désaxés and Une Partie du cœur, the Prix Flore in 2006 for Rendez-vous and the Prix Sade in 2012 for Une Semaine de vacances, which she refused. In 2015 she won the Prix Décembre for her novel Un Amour impossible.
Interview: Tess Lewis on Translating Christine Angot's Incest
Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German to English. Here, she talks about her translation of Christine Angot's Incest, shortlisted for the 2018 Albertine Prize.