Gaëlle Obiégly is a writer. She was born in 1971 in Chartres, France. In 1993, at an American poetry festival in Amsterdam, she met several poets, including Ira Cohen. She followed him to New York and this was the beginning of a literary journey that brought her into contact with the American counterculture community. During the nineties she did nothing. Later on she studied Russian. At the margins of her classes, especially during the translation of Tolstoy's
The Death of Ivan Ilyich
, she wrote a long text for an entire academic year. This would be her first book, published in January 2000 by Gallimard. Since then, she has published eleven works of fiction with this publisher, with Verticales and with Christian Bourgois.
, published in 2013, won the Mac Orlan Award. Whether through auto-fiction or science fiction, Gaëlle Obiégly's novels explore desertion, life turned upside down, withdrawal and all the strategies used to achieve it.
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