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Marie NDiaye


Marie NDiaye was born in Pithiviers, France, in 1967; spent her childhood with her French mother (her father was Senegalese); and studied linguistics at the Sorbonne. She started writing when she was twelve or thirteen years old and was only eighteen when her first work was published. In 2001 she was awarded the prestigious Prix Femina literary prize for her novel Rosie Carpe, and in 2009, she won the Prix Goncourt for Three Strong Women.
Non fiction
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2014) : Three Strong Women
Man Booker International Prize Best Book nominee (2016) : Ladivine
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2018) : Ladivine