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* Widespread newspaper review coverage in papers such as the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday Paper and NZ Herald * Review coverage in literary and current affairs publications such as the Monthly, Big Issue and NZ Listener * Online review coverage on sites such as the Guardian and Sydney Review of Books * Author interviews with online and print media * Local and national radio interviews with author and translator on stations such as Radio National and SBS French * Wide review and interview coverage in art journals and websites * Advertisements in literary and current affair publications such as ABR, The Monthly, The Big Issue, and on their associated websites * Promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups, including art lovers and galleries such as The Heide Museum, The Ian Potter Museum, Museum Victoria, Art Monthly and Art Collector * Major social media campaign including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts * Feature title in Text's newsletters and blog * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Postcards featuring the artwork of Modersohn-Becker for giveaways to bookshops

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Marie Darrieussecq is a French writer born in Bayonne in 1969. Her first novel, Pig Tales, was published in 1996 and subsequently translated into thirty-five languages. She has written some fifteen books for adults, including novels, short fiction, a play, and nonfiction works. In 2013 she was awarded both the Prix Medicis and the Prix des Prix for her novel Men. Being Here, her biography of Paula Modersohn-Becker, was released in 2017. She is a regular contributor to contemporary art magazines in France and Britain and also writes for Liberation and Charlie Hebdo. She lives in Paris.


'Marie Darrieussecq reads the testament of Modersohn-Becker-the letters, the diaries, and above all the paintings-with a burning intelligence and a fierce hold on what it meant and means to be a woman and an artist.' J. M. Coetzee 'A luminous tale about the courage of the lone female artist.' Joan London 'There are few writers who may have changed my perception of the world, but Darrieussecq is one of them.' The Times 'The internationally celebrated author who illuminates those parts of life other writers cannot or do not want to reach.' Independent

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