Artist Virginie Despentes


Virginie Despentes is a French author, director, translator and lyricist born in 1969 in Nancy.

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In 1994, when she thought she had lost the manuscript of Baise-moi, a friend presented her book to the publisher Florent Massot who published it. It was a success, with several hundred thousand copies sold.

She went on to write Les chiennes savantes, Les jolies choses and her collection Mordre de travers in 1997.

She co-directed the adaptation of her novel Baise-moi in 2000 with Coralie Trinh and also Bye Bye Blondie, eleven years later.

In 2015, she began work on the Vernon Subutex trilogy, which she adapted into a comic book with Luz in 2020.

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Cult! novels : 100 mythical places of novels (French Edition)

Cult! Novels tells you the secrets of the places that made the history of literature.

Discover the history of Harry Potter’s house, the park that inspired the Lord of the Rings, Dracula’s castle and many other mythical places in literature in a new book.

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