Camille Bordas


Camille Bordas grew up in Paris and Mexico City and now lives in Chicago. Her transitory life is reflected in her sensitive and thoughtful writing. Her previous novels Les treize desserts and Partie commune were published in French. Her fiction has also appeared in The New Yorker. Bordas’ first English novel, How to Behave in a Crowd, has been described by George Saunders as “an utterly charming book.” It is an immersive coming of age story that brilliantly captures the difficulties of being a teenager and the realization that adulthood is just as confusing.

Camille Bordas’ appearance is supported by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada.