Lauren Elkin is writing a book about women walking in cities, called Flâneuse (Chatto & Windus, 2016). Her first novel, Une Année à Venise (Editions Héloïse d’Ormesson) was awarded the Prix des Lecteurs at the Rue des Livres literary festival. She is also the co-author, with Scott Esposito, of The End of Oulipo? (Zer0 Books). A frequent contributor to the Times Literary Supplementand The Daily Beast, as well as a contributing editor to The White Review, she lives in Paris.