Virginie Despentes is an award-winning French author, filmmaker, and cultural critic. Her books include King Kong Theory, Apocalypse Baby (winner of the 2010 Prix Renaudot), and Vernon Subutex (winner of the Anaïs-Nin Prize 2015, Prix Landerneau 2015, Prix La Coupole 2015). She also co-directed the screen adaptations of her controversial novels Baise-Moi and Bye Bye Blondie, and wrote the script for the film adaptation of her novel Pretty Things.
When Darkness Drains Away: On Virginie Despentes’s “Vernon Subutex 1”
Jennifer Croft is swept away by Frank Wynne’s translation of “Vernon Subutex 1,” a novel by Virginie Despentes....