Catherine Cusset

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Catherine Cusset
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Notable worksThe Story of Jane

Catherine Cusset (born in Paris in 1963) is a French novelist and the author of The Story of Jane (Simon and Schuster, 2001)[1][2] and twelve other novels published by Éditions Gallimard between 1990 and 2018.[3] Her work has been largely collected by libraries.[4] She's a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and holds a Ph.D in Paris on the Marquis de Sade and another one at Yale University on the eighteenth-century libertine novel.

She was an assistant and associate professor in 18th-century French literature at Yale University between 1991 and 2002. She lives in the United States.

Her work has been translated into 17 languages.


Her novel Le problème avec Jane received the Grand Prix littéraire des lectrices d’Elle in 2000,[5] and her novel Un brillant avenir was awarded the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens in 2008.[6] Her novel L'autre qu'on adorait was a finalist for the Prix Goncourt 2016. Her novel Vie de David Hockney received the Prix Anaïs Nin 2018.


  • La blouse roumaine, Paris, Gallimard, 1990. Folio 2015 ISBN 9782070463411
  • En toute innocence, Paris, Gallimard, 1995. Folio ISBN 2070417069
  • À vous, Paris, Gallimard, 1996. Folio ISBN 9782070302222
  • Jouir, Paris, Gallimard, 1997. Folio 1999 ISBN 2070410978
  • Le problème avec Jane, Paris, Gallimard, 1999. Folio 2001 ISBN 9782070451555, Grand prix des lectrices de Elle
  • The Story of Jane, New York, Simon and Schuster, 2001 ISBN 978-0-7432-0299-2
  • La haine de la famille, Paris, Gallimard, 2001. Folio 2003 ISBN 9782070424498
  • Confessions d'une radine, Paris, Gallimard, 2003. Folio 2005 ISBN 9782070315413
  • Amours transversales, Paris, Gallimard, 2004. Folio 2006 ISBN 2070318524
  • Un brillant avenir, Paris, Gallimard, 2008. Folio 2010 ISBN 9782070402588
  • New York, Journal d’un cycle, Paris, Mercure de France, 2009. Folio 2011 ISBN 2070443876
  • Indigo, Paris, Gallimard, 2013. Folio 2014 ISBN 9782070138388
  • Une éducation catholique, Paris, Gallimard, 2014. ISBN 9782070146420
  • Le côté gauche de la plage, Brest, Dialogues, 2015. ISBN 9782369450351
  • L’autre qu’on adorait, Paris, Gallimard, 2016. ISBN 9782072688201
  • Vie de David Hockney, Paris, Gallimard, 2018.ISBN 9782072753329