Born in Paris in 1970, Anna Gavalda s first published work was the critically acclaimed collection of short stories I Wish Someone Were Waiting for Me Somewhere, which sold over half a million copies in her native France and was published in the US by Riverhead in 2003. She has since published 95 Pounds of Hope (Viking, 2003) and Someone I Loved (Riverhead, 2005), both of which have been bestsellers in Europe. Her international bestselling novel Hunting and Gathering (Riverhead, 2007) was made into a film starring Audrey Tatou and Daniel Auteil. Gavalda s novels and short stories have been translated into over forty languages. She lives in Paris."
Praise for "Anna Gavalda" "The qualities that make Anna Gavalda unique include precision, tenderness for her characters, a sense of detail, an intoxicating mix of nostalgia, and a capacity for joy." - "Le Figaro" "Gavalda's sparkling impertinence and her childlike joie de vivre are irresistible." - "Marie Claire"(France)" "A sensitive, delicate, funny, immensely readable story..."Billie "is a revelation!" - Olivia de Lamberterie, "France 2" "Her simplicity, warmth, and desire to share is amazing...Honest and open, alternating swift statements that stick in the mind with secret confessions, generous and radiant, Anna Gavalda is simply awesome." - Bookseller, France"