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Jakuta Alikavazovic

Jakuta Alikavazovic (b.1979) is a French writer of Bosnian and Montenegrin origins. She was born in Paris and studied at the Ecole Normale Superieure. She lived in the UK and in Italy, where she was a resident at the Villa Medicis in Rome before returning to Paris where she now lives. Her first novel, Corps Volatils (2008) won the Goncourt Prize for Best First Novel and her second and third novels, Le Londres-Luxor (2010) and La Blonde et Le Bunker (2012) won prizes in France and Italy. Her most recent novel, Night as it Falls (L’Avancee de la Nuit), was published by Faber in 2020. Her essay Comme un Ciel en Nous (Like a Sky in Us) won the Prix Medicis Essai 2021 and her collected newspaper columns Faites Un Voeu (Make a Wish) were published in 2022. She is working on a new novel to be delivered in 2023.

Twitter: @JakutaAlika

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