Maylis de Kerangal spent her childhood in Le Havre, France. Her novel ‘Birth of a Bridge’ was the winner of the Prix Franz Hessel and Prix Médicis in 2010. Her novella ‘Tangente vers l’est’ was the winner of the 2012 Prix Landerneau. In 2014, her fifth novel, ‘Mend the Living’, was published in French to wide acclaim, winning the Grand Prix RTL-Lire award and being declared the Student Choice Novel of the Year by France Culture and ‘Télérama’.
Jessica Moore is an award-winning translator, songwriter and poet. She lives in Montreal.
Wellcome Book Prize Achievement
Mend the Living
By Maylis de Kerangal trans. Jessica Moore