Anna Gavalda

Anna Gavalda is a journalist and the author of two adult books, which were enormously successful internationally. She says "I wrote 35 Kilos of Hope to pay tribute to those of my students who were dunces in school but otherwise fantastic people. The book is also a homage to one of my son's teachers who encouraged him in elementary school when he started off on the wrong foot." Anna lives in Seine-et-Marne, France, with her family.