Virginie Despentes is a writer and filmmaker. She is the author of fifteen books including Apocalypse Baby
(2010) and the Vernon Subutex
trilogy (2013-2017). She was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize for Vernon Subutex 1
in 2018. Vernon Subutex 3
will be published in June by Maclehose. Her essay King Kong Theory
will be reissued by Fitzcarraldo Editions in August 2020 in a new translation by Frank Wynne, and with a foreword by Paul B. Preciado.
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