Catherine Texier was born and raised in France and writes both in French and in English. She has lived in Paris, Montreal and New York. She is the author of six novels, Chloé l’Atlantique (written in French and published in Paris), Love Me Tender, Panic Blood, Victorine, Young Woman With a Bunch of Lilac (published in Italy in 2016), and her latest, Russian Lessons. Her memoir Breakup was an international bestseller. Victorine won Elle Magazine’s 2004 Readers’ Prize Best Novel of the Year. Love Me Tender was a Village Voice bestseller in 1987. Her work has been translated into 10 languages.
She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. Her short fiction and essays have been widely anthologized. She was co-editor of the literary magazine Between C and D, and has written extensively for the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsday, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie-Claire, and Nerve.com.
Beginning the Novel