YASMINE GHATA was born in Paris in 1975, and is
the author of three previous novels, the most famous of
which is The Night of the Calligraphers (2004), based on the
life of her paternal grandmother, that became a bestseller in
France and was translated in 13 languages. She has received
the Prince Pierre of Monaco Discovery Award, the Granzon
Cavour Prize in Italy, and the Lebanese Kadmos Prize. Ms.
Ghata is the daughter of the renowned Turkish-Lebanese
poet, Vénus Khoury-Ghata. For a Long Time, Afraid of the
Night was shortlisted for the Prix Patrimoines in 2016.