Olivier Philipponnat

Olivier Philipponnat was formerly a music critic. With Patrick Lienhart, he has written an acclaimed biography of Irène Némirovsky , for which they have had unprecedented access to unpublished letters, notebooks and archives.
Celebrating Irène Némirovsky
The dramatic discovery and publication of Suite Française, a manuscript her two daughters had carried around with them unaware of its value, made Irène Némirovsky famous worldwide and a great writer cut down in her prime by the Nazis. Since then, almost her novels have been made available to British readers. The latest, Dogs and Wolves, tells the poignant story of a young woman moving from Kiev to Paris and shows the contrast between the shtetl environment and the privileged life led by ri...