Book
French

La femme au masque de chair

Donna Leon (author), William Olivier Desmond (translator)
Title
La femme au masque de chair
Author
Donna Leon
Translator
William Olivier Desmond
Language
French
Original language
English
Original title
About face
Edition
1
Publisher
Paris: Calmann-Levy, 2012
286 p.
ISBN
9782702141410 (paperback)

About Donna Leon

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Donna Leon (; born September 28, 1942, in Montclair, New Jersey) is the American author of a series of crime novels set in Venice, Italy, featuring the fictional hero Commissario Guido Brunetti. In 2003, she received the Corine Literature Prize.

Leon lived in Venice for over 30 years and now resides in the small village of Val Müstair in the mountains of Grisons in Switzerland. She also has a home in Zurich. In 2020 she became a Swiss citizen. She was a lecturer in English literature for the University of Maryland University College – Europe (UMUC-Europe) in Italy and taught English from 1981 to 1990 at an American military base in Italy. She has stopped teaching and concentrated on writing and other cultural activities in the field of music (especially baroque music).

Her Commissario Brunetti novels all take place in or around Venice. They are written in English and have been translated into many foreign languages, but--at Leon's request--not into …Read more on Wikipedia