Colombe Schneck is a French writer and director of documentary films. Before becoming a writer, she graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Paris and later spent fifteen years as an anchorwoman for Canal Plus, France TV and Radio France. She is the author of nine books of fiction and non-fiction, and has received prizes from the Académie Française, Madame Figaro and the Society of French Writers, as well as having been short-listed for the Renaudot, Femina, and Interallié prizes. She has directed four documentary films and is currently writing her first feature film. Her books include L’increvable Monsieur Schneck, Val de Grâce, Une femme célèbre, Mai 67 and La reparation. La reparation has been translated into Italian, Polish, German, Lithuanian and Dutch, and Shanghai 99 publishers have just released a Chinese-language edition.