PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Christine Leunens was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the daughter of an Italian mother and a Belgian Flemish father. After graduating from the University of North Carolina she went to live in Europe with the intention of becoming a writer but ended up a fashion model, working for Givenchy, Pierre Balmain, Paco Rabanne and Nina Ricci. Her success enabled her to give up modelling for horse breeding in Picardy, where she wrote her first play in French,Tu N'As Qu'As and her second Porcelain White in English. She received an award from Centre Nationale du Cinema for her screenplay Maux D'Amour. Christine Leunens now lives in New Zealand with her husband and three children.