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Hannelore Cayre

Hannelore Cayre is a French writer, director and criminal lawyer. The Godmother won the European Crime Fiction Prize and the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and has been shortlisted for a Crime Writers’ Association Dagger award. The Godmother was also featured on The New York Times’ ‘100 Notable Books of 2019’ list and has been made into a major film starring Isabelle Huppert. The Inheritors is her latest book.

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Stephanie Smee

Stephanie Smee left a career in law to work as a literary translator. Recent translations include Hannelore Cayre’s The Inheritors and The Godmother (winner of the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger award), and Françoise Frenkel’s rediscovered World War II memoir, No Place to Lay One’s Head, which was awarded the JQ–Wingate Prize. Her translation of Pascal Janovjak’s The Rome Zoo is forthcoming. 

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