Born in Paris in 1965, Angélique Villeneuve lived in Sweden and India before returning to her native France. The author of eight novels, she has also written numerous children’s books. Les Fleurs d’hiver, which was published by Editions Phébus in 2014, won four literary prizes: the 2014 Prix Millepages, the 2015 Prix La Passerelle and Prix de la Ville de Rambouillet, and the 2016 Prix du Livre de Caractère de Quintin. Villeneuve’s novel Maria, published by Grasset Editions in 2018, won the SGDL Grand Prix for fiction. Her most recent work, La Belle Lumière, a fictional account of the life of Helen Keller’s mother, was published by Editions Le Passage in 2020.
Winter Flowers is the first of her books to be translated into English.