Laurent Mauvignier is the author of several novels in French and is the winner of four literary prizes, including the Prix Wepler.
David and Nicole Ball, both independent translators in Northampton, Massachusetts, have published several translations separately as well as together, including Abdourahman A. Waberi’s In the United States of Africa (Nebraska, 2009).
“One of France’s most talented writers, Laurent Mauvignier always kept a low profile on the literary scene—until his stunning novel about the Algerian War became a runaway bestseller.”—France Today
“[Mauvignier is] one of the major French writers today.”—Lire Magazine
“The Wound gives us a France that few American readers will recognize, a land and a people marked by a history in which memory and violence can seem indistinguishable. . . . David and Nicole Ball’s translation is as elegant as a flick-knife—a superb version of this viscerally important novel.”—Michael Gorra, author of Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece