Virginie Despentes
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Virginie Despentes

Virginie Despentes is a writer and filmmaker. Her first novel, 'Baise-Moi', was published in 1992 and adapted for film in 2000. She is the author of over fifteen further novels, including 'Apocalypse Baby' (2010) and 'Bye Bye Blondie' (2004), and the autobiographical work, 'King Kong Theory' (2006). She won the Prix de Flore in 1998 for 'Les Jolies Choses', the 2010 Prix Renaudot for 'Apocalypse Baby' and 'Vernon Subutex I' won the Prix Anaïs Nin in 2015, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2018.
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