Maylis de Kerangal
Maylis de Kerangal is a French author of numerous novels, collections of short stories, novellas, and narratives. She has published mainly with Verticales, including Naissance d’un pont/Birth of a Bridge (2010, Prix Médicis, Prix Franz Hessel), Tangente vers l’est/Eastbound (2012, Prix Landerneau), Réparer les vivants (2014, published in the USA under the title The Heart, and in the UK under the title Mend the Living, recipient of ten literary awards, longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize, winner of the Wellcome Book Prize, adapted for the theatre and screen), and Un monde à portée de main/Painting Time (2018). Her books are translated into thirty languages. Her fictions are marked by the imprint of places, movement, vocality, and description, and they weave in documentary research. Her latest book, Canoës/Canoes (2021), is a collection of short stories about the human voice.