Catherine Texier was born and raised in France and writes both in French and in English. She has lived in Paris, Montreal and New York. She is the author of five novels, Chloé l’Atlantique (written in French and published in Paris), Love Me Tender, Panic Blood, Victorine and Young Woman With a Bunch of Lilac, and a memoir, Breakup, which was an international bestseller. Her novel Victorine won Elle Magazine’s 2004 Readers’ Prize Best Novel of the Year.
Her work has been translated into 10 languages. She is the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Award and two New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships. Her short fiction and essays have been widely anthologized. She was co-editor of the cult literary magazine Between C and D, and has written for the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Newsday, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Marie-Claire, and Nerve.com. She lives in New York City.