About the Author
is a noted philosopher and writer. She has taught at a number of American universities and is the author of twenty-five works, including novels, histories, short stories, plays, and essays of figures such as the Marquis de Sade and Casanova. Her novel Farewell, My Queen,
a fictional account of Marie Antoinette’s final days in Versailles, won the Prix Femina in 2002 and has been published in more than twenty countries. Its film adaptation, by Benoît Jacquot, received the 2012 Louis Delluc Prize and starred Diane Kruger. Thomas is currently working on the screenplay for The Exchange of Princesses,
to be directed by Marc Dugain. The movie will start shooting in Spring 2015.
John Cullen is the translator of many books from Spanish, French, German, and Italian, including Yasmina Khadra’s Middle East Trilogy (The Swallows of Kabul, The Attack, and The Sirens of Baghdad), Manuel de Lope’s The Wrong Blood, Eduardo Sacheri’s The Secret in Their Eyes, and Rithy Panh’s The Elimination. He lives in upstate New York.