Patricia Reznikov is a Franco-American writer. Immersed since childhood in the literature of both her cultures, inspired by the history of her Russian family on her mother’s side, she is inspired by the notions of travel and wandering. After graduating from the Fine Arts School of Paris, she worked for some time as an illustrator while writing ambitious novels in which she questioned the process of literary and artistic creation. Her work is haunted by non-conformist and endearing characters. It reveals her taste for all manner of exiles, a search for identity, the destinies of poets wounded by History’s catastrophes and a definite penchant for nonsense and the supernatural. She won several literary prizes, among them the prix Cazes-Lipp for La Nuit n’éclaire pas tout (Albin Michel, 2011). Her latest novel, La Transcendante (Albin Michel, 2013), was considered for two prizes, the prix Femina and the prix Renaudot.