Anne Plantagenet was born in 1972 in Burgundy and spent her childhood in Champagne. After stays in London and Seville, she now lives in Paris. She has published translations from the Spanish; two biographies, Marilyn Monroe (Gallimard, 2007) and Manolete (Ramsay, 2005); a first novel, Un Coup de corne fut mon premier baiser (Ramsay, 1998); and an acclaimed story collection, Pour les siï¿½cles des siï¿½cles (Stock, 2008). The Last Rendezvous is the recipient of the 2005 Prix du rï¿½cit biographique of the Acadï¿½mie internationale des arts et collections. Willard Wood is the winner of the 2002 Lewis Galantiï¿½re Award for Literary Translation and a 2000 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Translation. He lives in Connecticut.