Didier DaeninckxDidier Daeninckx was born in 1949 in Saint-Denis. Daeninckx, France’s leading crime novelist, has written more than forty books. Daeninckx is considered one of the main authors to have espoused the idea that popular literature should engage social and political problems. His novel Murder in Memoriam forced the French government to try Nazi collaborators, which led to a conviction of collaborator Paul Touvier to life imprisonment and for President François Mitterrand to declare July 16 a day of national reflection on fascism and racism in France. is also the author of A Very Profitable War. Also a journalist and an author of literary fiction, he won the 2012 Prix Goncourt for his book L’espoir en contrabande.
Anna Moschovakis is the translator of Albert Cossery’s The Jokers and Georges Simenon’s The Engagement, among other books. She is also a poet and an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse.